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Dec 3, 2011 10:13 AM CST
|It is suppose to snow today...up to 4 inches. Figure it is a good day to stay in...even though no signs of snow yet. So I'm going to do some baking.|
I usually make a few goodies for Christmas. Nothing fancy and not too many different things. I generally make: peanut butter blossoms, pretzels with almond and/or chocolate bark, sometimes trail mix with almond/chocolate bark, frosted sugar cookies, Dutch butter cookies with maybe a pecan or some other goodie pressed in the middle. Those are the "staples" and then I might try something new once in a while. This year I saw a recipe for raspberry cream-cheese mints http://cubits.org/katskitchen/... so I'm going to give that a shot (unfortunately with Cherry extract as it was the closest I could find).
Anyone else baking for the holidays?
Dec 3, 2011 8:47 PM CST
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That is an impressive list, Maridell. More years ago than I want to think about I use to do that tho I also made about 3 kinds of fudge and wonderful fruitcakes. I even sold the fruitcakes a few years. Then they got so expensive to make that I had to have more than people were willing to pay just to break even. I made them with honey so they stayed soft. And lots of candied fruits + lots of nuts. Just enough moist cake to hold everything together.
One of our favorite cookies was jell-o cookies. Basically a sugar cookie with a pkg. of jell-o powder stirred in for color and flavor. They are a cut out cookie but I suppose one could roll them into logs and slice them. We would make 3 or 4 flavors/colors at a time so we had lots of cookies. Sometimes we put colors side by side when we rolled them out or put them thru the cookie press. The colors don't mingle will so even mixing them in a ball worked well. Toward the end we did a lot of that and used large cutters just to get finished. biggrin:
GOD bless and keep each of you. May your baking be blessed.
Dec 3, 2011 9:37 PM CST
|I love fudge but seldom make it...I prefer to eat other peoples fudge The jello cookies sound yummy and fun! I did not get much done today...a batch of mints and a batch of peanut blossom cookies...I'll do a couple more things tomorrow. I will send a few things to family and then I need to make a couple plates for here when we have a couple over for dinner and then my sisters family closer to Christmas.|
We ended up with about 4 inches of snow. The neighbor kids have been having a ball and a few of them looked soaking wet. My husband is working a double shift at the fire house so tomorrow I'll get out and do the shoveling. I actually like to get bundled up and clean the drive way and side walk...it is invigorating.
Have a good evening.