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Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby LauraC » Dec 13th, '14, 8:18 am

I'm cutting mine way back. But I have a wine tasting party tonight that I need to bring a treat to share. I'm making Jewish Apple Cake because I have a couple Honey Crisp apples still sitting in the fruit bowl. I think it will be pretty on my red serving platter with confectioner sugar sprinkled on it.

I'm also making Genettis to send to my son and his girlfriend and to have a few at home. I'll probably make some peanut butter blossoms and of course Pumpkin Roll closer to Christmas.

Anyone else doing baking?
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby Sherry C » Dec 13th, '14, 8:25 am

I'm going to a cookie swap Tuesday night, so I need to get busy. I still haven't decided which cookie to bake. Paige & I are planning to do a little baking this weekend while the boys are away at a soccer tournament.

Have fun at your party tonight, Laura! I would love a piece of your apple cake right now, with some coffee! :)
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby soapHOUSEmama » Dec 13th, '14, 8:50 am

I spent my morning yesterday making chili for my parent's annual christmas party. They are vegetarians and bless her heart, my mom just never could make chili - lol. So, I have fun doing it for the party every year. We multiply the recipe by four and end up with LOTS of chili. But, I know that is not really baking.

But, like you Sherry, I have a cookie party to go to and haven't yet figured out my recipe. I am eyeing some bacon chocolate chip cookies that I saw on Pinterest.

Have fun tonight Laura!
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby Sherry C » Dec 13th, '14, 9:03 am

soapHOUSEmama wrote:But, like you Sherry, I have a cookie party to go to and haven't yet figured out my recipe. I am eyeing some bacon chocolate chip cookies that I saw on Pinterest.


I ♥ bacon! lol If you dare try these, please give a review (and the recipe), if they're good. ;D
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby Sherry C » Dec 13th, '14, 9:09 am

I just search through my cookie pins on Pinterest and have decided to make these. I will do a test run today to see if they're worthy of the swap.
Salted Caramel Turtle Thumprint Cookies
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby soapHOUSEmama » Dec 13th, '14, 9:23 am

oh sherry! those Look GOOD! We are wheat free around here, so that dictates a lot of what I can try - that bacon recipe I found uses almond four, so I think I may just give it a go :) I'll let you know how they turn out!
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby deblew » Dec 13th, '14, 10:04 am

We're hoping to do some baking next weekend with my mom & one of my sisters... I love to make the Thumbprint Cookies with red currant jelly in them, Mexican Wedding Cakes, and lots of Spritz. My sister usually makes chocolate chip, and Mom likes to make a raisin cookie. Lots of fun, but not so healthy! lol
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby JanetS » Dec 13th, '14, 11:18 am

I love holiday baking! We have cut way back on the animal fat products in our house, but it's O.K. to cheat for special occasions. I will bake a batch of hazelnut butterballs and want to make a pear ginger upside down cake for Christmas. Love reading about the good things you are making! ;D
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby LauraC » Dec 13th, '14, 12:55 pm

LOL - I raided my doily stash to decorate the tray for tonight too - who says scrappy stuff isn't nice to have around?
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby jessi lute » Dec 13th, '14, 1:37 pm

i am hosting a cookie exchange next saturday :)
so excited about that :) i am making thumbprints...simple and the ones i grew up with!
and i plan to do some baking over the course of the next week...
on my list is butter tarts, whipped shortbread, hungarian pastry (bejgli), and nanaimo bars
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby AshleyCalder » Dec 13th, '14, 1:56 pm

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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby DeniseM » Dec 14th, '14, 3:46 pm

Ashley I don't know if your . was like my :( in another Christmas prep thread but if it was, I hear you.
I do bake a little and I like it. next weekend I am baking cookies and making some treats to give.
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby Nicole N » Dec 15th, '14, 9:38 am

Um yes, I have baked twice already. A few weeks ago for our kids bake sale for our parent council - I made:

white chocolate cherry shortbread
hot cocoa cookies
grinch cookies
sugar cookie bar

this weekend I made 11 dozen cookies for our work kids' xmas party and for the boys as they offered to bring them into school today. I also made some quick fudge and magic cookie bar.

We are making sugar cookies with the kids on saturday as it is a tradition thing and they have been asking. We decorate them together with my mom. The kids are also requesting I make more hot cocoa cookies as I didn't save them enough ! lol
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby gem66 » Dec 18th, '14, 1:04 pm

Yes definitely baking here at our house.

sugar cookies done and iced
salted caramel pretzel bark done
shortbread whipped up and will bake today

Still to do this week-end:

caramel shortbread bar
peanut butter marshmallow bar
brownies

That will be it I think!
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby nittygrittyjody » Dec 18th, '14, 2:17 pm

I did some for a cookie sale at school. The kindergarteners raised $310! They used the money to buy goats, a pig and some chickens for families in Africa. Such a great reason to bake!

I will do more in the coming days. Not like my mom used to though! She outdid herself every year and now when I make Spritz or divinity fudge I feel pleased.
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby nittygrittyjody » Dec 18th, '14, 2:18 pm

I just learned how to add a photo via my phone too! Yay for that and yum to all the goodies you are all posting about!
Too bad we can't do a cookie swap around here! Yum!
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby Nicole N » Dec 18th, '14, 2:28 pm

YUM! those look good Jody!
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby deblew » Dec 18th, '14, 3:33 pm

Jody, your cookies look so yummy! And colorful!
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby soapHOUSEmama » Dec 30th, '14, 5:15 pm

I just had to pop back in and tell ya'll that i finally got around to making the bacon chocolate chip cookies and they were SOOOOO good! The bacon becomes less bacony and really more of a chewy salty bit. so yum!
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Re: Anybody doing any Holiday Baking?

Postby DeniseM » Dec 30th, '14, 11:01 pm

Ashli that sounds delicious!
I am baking tomorrow. We are having 14 people over for New Years Day. My sister and brother in law, my 3 step children and spouses and our 6 grand children. It will be our Christmas. All the step kids love my rugelach so I make it for them all every year. I am making the dough tonight and then will bake tomorrow. It's pretty easy when you get in the flow of it.
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