I have been a buys little baker lately. I have a few favorites recipes that I make every year around the holidays, but I try to add in a few news one here and there to see if they could become favorites. Every year I make shortbread cookies from an old family recipe, and oatmeal craisin cookies from a Southern Living at Home book that I have. Last year I added Candy Cane Kiss sugar cookies (pictured above) from Recipe Girl to my annual baking.
This year I decided to try these:
Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Frosting. I used the whoopie pie recipe posted on bakerella.com, but I bought Betty Crocker Peoppermint Frosting to pipe between the cookies. I used a Silpat liner instead of parchment paper and it worked like a dream! I haven't tried these yet, but I rolled the edges in red and green sprinkles so they look very festive!
Butter Toffee Cookies from recipegirl.com. Instead of sprinkling bright white sugar on top, I dipped half the cookie in milk chocolate. They look fancy!
Peanut Brittle from recipegirl.com. This was my first attempt at peanut brittle. I bought a new candy thermometer, just for this recipe. It turned out awesome!
Peanut Butter Blossoms from allrecipes.com. These are fantastic! The recipe made about 7 dozen cookies too!
|Holiday Baking Spread 2011|
(ETA: I also made chewy coconut cookies and eggnog pound cake. Both were awesome!)
For breakfast I'm going to make these to go with our traditional cinnamon rolls:
Blueberry Danish Puff from Chef in Training
|The Puff I made at Thanksgiving|
and Mini Maple Pancake Muffins from Bakerella.
|These are so great when you have a crowd for breakfast!|
I'm looking forward to eating all of these yummy treats, but I'm not looking forward to the diet I'm going to be on in January!