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Holiday Baking

Okay, you all think I am crazy!  I know this in my heart.  But, that is okay as I also know I am slightly crazy.

I have started plans for my holiday baking.  You may ask what?  Why?  When?  I try to keep a running list of items I need, the basics – unbleached flour, whole wheat flour, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, dates, almonds, walnuts, sugar, Splenda, Stevia, brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon (something I alway seem to run out of).  The list could go on forever but I will stop.

Today, I signed up for a cookie exchange – virtual – for December 3.  I am trying to set up a cookie exchange at my home in December.  I love to bake.

Here is a partial list – with links to entries with recipes on them, or at the very least pictures – of what I am making this holiday season.

Spicy Almonds (I also have a cinnamon sugar recipe but my family likes the spicy variety best.)

Two-Flavor Fudge

Minty Meringues

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (because everyone always asks for these)

Pumpkin Bread

These, along with gingerbread cookies in a variety of formats and possibly some scones, will fill my table and my kitchen in the upcoming weeks.

9 thoughts on “Holiday Baking

  1. Hi Nicki,
    Yum! I’m all over the two-flavor fudge!
    Just stopping by to thank you for your recent visit to my blog. Hope to bump into you again soon and I wish you a happy thanksgiving!

  2. Nicki, I poached your fudge recipe! I have my own that my kids love, it is an old one from Diamond Walnuts I think. Yours sounds similar, and good! I always make fudge for Camille and her friends, they love getting it as gifts!
    Thanks for sharing! I am doing the pumpkin cookies too for Christmas, those are great!

    1. Paula – Could be. I received the recipe boxes when my grandmother died 15 years ago next month. This was one that was written in her hand. There are many that are torn out of magazines or off wrappers.

  3. I am in awe…I always joke that my kids are going to grow up thinking Baking means breaking off the perforated Toll House cookie packages and putting them in the oven for 10 minutes. Yum.

    1. Liz – at least your Toll House cookies make it into the oven. When I buy things like that, my kids eat them raw.

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