Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Baking!

Yowzah!  Every year I bake a boat load of cookies and treats for the neighbors, for gifts, or just for family parties.  When I'm browsing blogs, I save recipes that look good for my "Christmas Goodies!"  This is my list thus far:

Cinnamon Rolls
 Tomorrow is my neighborhood Christmas party.  They're having breakfast with Santa!  I volunteered to make cinnamon rolls because I have a delicious recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.
They are fluffy, cinnamon-ie goodness!  Find recipe here.

Chewy Molasses Cookies
If you're like me, I add a little chocolate chips to make them sweeter!  Find recipe here.

Chocolate Revel Bars
 My mother loves this bar.  I like it, but it's not my first choice.  I like things a little more chocolately and a little less oatmealish.
 But, if you're a bar person, you'll probably enjoy these.  They're super easy to make too!
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Find recipe here.

Ina Garten’s Fleur de Sel Caramels
 I love caramel.  When it's done setting, I twist it in parchment paper.  It's the perfect little package to cure that sweet tooth!
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Find recipe here.

But, you know what I love more than caramel.....

Fudge, of course!!
I love the smooth, creamy coating it makes in my mouth!  Delish!
Find recipe here.

Nigella Lawson's Hokey Pokey
 This is also known as Sea Foam or Honeycomb.  This could be the easiest candy to make known to woman
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

In a small saucepan off the heat, combine the sugar and corn syrup and stir together.  Place over medium high heat.  Do not stir.  Allow the sugar and corn syrup to melt together and begin to bubble and darken - about 3-5 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and immediately whisk in the baking soda.  The mixture will bubble and turn light gold.  Quickly pour the mixture onto a piece of parchment paper.

Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes, then break up into shards and enjoy.
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I think it's great crumbled, then covered in melted chocolate.  
 It's almost like a haystack but, with sea foam!

White Buche de Noel
  Traditional dessert, made easy.  I make mine more like a pumpkin roll versus the decorative log!
Find recipe here.

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Cookies are a must for the holidays.  I love the idea of using red Andes Mint chips and crushing some candy canes into the mix!
Find recipe here.

Believe it or not, this is not all I'll be making!  Yep, I actually have real food to cook for the holidays.  The problem is...I don't know what!  

Hope your holiday cooking is as enjoyable as mine will be!  
There's nothing better!


Val said...

All of those photos are so drool worthy!!! I need to get in the kitchen and start baking.

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

Thanks for stopping by and featuring the revel bars! :) I don't know that they are my first choice either, but they sure are yummy and easy like you said!

Ingrid said...

I'm all over that white buche de noel!

Justyna said...

OMG amazing post and your blog is gorgeous :) The cookies are so yummy! Hungry again :)


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