(Closed) What are you baking for the holidays?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 17
9820 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I did gingerbread and sugar cookies (men, reindeer, ornaments).  I didn’t take a picture, but they look like these since it’s what I decorated them after


Also I do chex mix and peanut brittle and fudge every year!

I use Cookie Craft recipes for cookies and icing, which are fantastic recipes.  The old classic chex mix recipe on the back of the cereal box and the peanut brittle recipe from allrecipes.  The fudge one I’m doing this year is my grandmothers, which I just got ahold of.  Haven’t done it yet though.

I am going to do a few more this weekend or next week but I haven’t decided what to do yet…I love florentines so I might do some of those.  Otherwise, wanting to try some new things.

Post # 18
2531 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m planning on making bacon jam for many of our friends – we just can’t swing too many gifts this year.


On the plus side, it’s bacon.
On the minus side, I have to think of something else for all my veggie/vegan peeps!

Post # 19
11811 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

I’ve requested that The Dude bake the white chocolate and cranberry shortbread cookies he made last year. They were so good!

Post # 20
998 posts
Busy bee

Probably going to make cherry almond bars this year or apricot squares. My mom just picked me up a pastry blender so this will help a ton.

Post # 21
11051 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@pengoala: I thought of Gingerbread men this morning, thought I could take them into work

I admire those who make Gingerbread houses, such an art.

Post # 22
265 posts
Helper bee

I’m pretty simple.  I always make my Mamaw’s cheeseball.  I also make haystacks which are ready in like 5 minutes.  Another dessert that I’ll make is garbage pail mix.  Ooh, and I’ll be making some Chex Mix tomorrow!

Post # 23
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Well I just made my THIRD batch of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies since Thanksgiving.because everyone goes nuts for them.

Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

Peppermint Ice cream Pie

Ginger CATS (instead of Gingermen!

Cracker Brickle

Black Forest Mini Cheesecakes

Lumberjacks (soft molasses cookies).

Brown-rimmed Butter Wafers

And that is all. I used to do a LOT of baking back when my daughter was still alive. Gingerbread houses, Yule Logs, etc. Its not as much fun now and I decided to take it easy this holiday season. Besides, I like my own baking too damn much. I ate sixx cookies while baking tonight’s batch.

Post # 24
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I just made some peppermint puppy chow (YUM!!) for a Christmas party this weekend and tomorrow I’m going to make those pretzel/Rolo/pecan thingies. For the Christmas party at work I’m going to attempt to make an apple crumb cake with caramel drizzle… I’m going to do a trial run first for me and SO and then make another to take to work.

Post # 25
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I made choclate banana nut bread last night and am about to package them up today.  It is not your tradtional holiday treat but everyone loves my banana bread so banana bread it is.  I had so many ideas of things I wanted to bake but I stuck with something simple (I had all the ingredients on hand LOL).

Post # 26
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Chocolate Chips


Sugar Cookies

Peanut Butter Balls

Oreo Truffles

Christmas Crack

Post # 27
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I started a gingerbread house this year. Well, a gingerbread barn really. I usually do sugar cookies and decorate them. I also always make dessert for family gatherings so I need to think of something for this year!

Oh and I’m going to a macaron making class tomorrow! I’ve tried making these multiple times and they never work out so hopefully the professionals can teach me. 

Post # 28
6543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I bake all sorts of treats and make candies, but the favourite at our house is stained glass cookies. Those are sugar cookies with a cutout in the middle filled with crushed jolly ranchers or other hard candy. The candy melts in the oven and creates a coloured window in the cookie. I used to decorate the tree entirely in those cookies when our children were little so I wouldn’t have to worry about them chewing on a dangerous ornament or breaking glass.

But I just bought a gingerbread house bundt pan and I just love it! I can make any sort of banana bread or pumpkin bread or cake in it and then ice it and decorate it to look like a gingerbread house. LOVE it!

Post # 29
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My husband’s cooking on Christmas Day so I think I should showcase my *ahem* talent in the kitchen! I want to make gingerbread, sugar cookies and a cake or something. I’m not the best baker/cook so we’ll see what happens!

Post # 30
232 posts
Helper bee

I want to bake everything I see on every recipe site.. but SO narrowed my list down to chocolate kahlua cheesecake and peanut butter cookies, plus making (but not really baking) vanilla rum balls, peanut butter balls, and strawberry santas.

I wanted to do my own sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, some kind of chocolatey cookie, mini oreo cheesecakes, gingerbread pudding cake, some kind of awesome bread, and a rainbow wreath cake too, but I’m not sure how much food I can force people to eat… and then SO had to get all realistic on me and say, “I don’t want you to make too much and stress out” – it’s like he knows me or something. sigh.

I’m still going to make homemade hot chocolate, though. And dinner, which I guess is important. My mother actually texted me this morning and offered to bring hot cocoa and dessert. I was like, oh, that’s cute. Trying to get all up in my dessert madness. Pshh.

Post # 31
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m thinking about doing some gingerbread men.  That’s still up in the air though.  But I’m most definitely making some fudge, and I found this lovely recipe for egg nog cheesecake, that I can’t wait to try out. I’ll probably do it next week.

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