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14 Reasons To Spend Winter In The Kitchen

The lower the temperature falls, the more excuses we have to stay indoors. Check out these adorable treats to bake in the upcoming winter months, and don't forget to try Dreyer's new limited edition Slow Churned Peppermint Wonderland Light Ice Cream.

1. Snowflake sugar cookies!

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There's no such thing as too many snowflakes.

2. And gingerbread people!

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Don't you dare dream of separating them!

3. Caramel apples!

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These guys are super easy to make, and to make them even more festive, all you need are festive sprinkles! Also, DO YOU SEE THE PART ABOUT USING TWIGS FOR STICKS?!

4. Ornament cupcakes!

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Cupcakes, colorful frosting, peanut butter cups, and pretzels are all you need!

5. Ice cream sandwiches!

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Whatever your flavor – cotton candy, mint chocolate chip, or peppermint: they're the perfect size for one and all.

6. Chocolate clementines!

7. Candy cane cookies!

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A beautiful twist (get it?) on the original sugar cookie recipe.

8. Frosted pretzels!

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Dip and dot and dine away!

9. Meringues!

10. Gingerbread houses!

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To be eaten modestly, of course.

11. Peppermint ice cream yulelog!

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12. Snowmen and reindeer cake pops!

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If you do a good job, you won't want to eat 'em.

13. Gingerbread cookie trees!

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Misreading a recipe has never been more OK.

14. Strawberry Santas!

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Would you believe these count as an appetizer?