Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Baking

My last post got me thinking, that and my current streak of domesticity...

What do you do for Christmas baking? I will reveal the selfish part of this, I am looking for some new ideas. The Chocolate Crinkles are new for me, and yes, will be added to my repertoire. A twist on those is to add peppermint instead of vanilla and you have a whole new, fabulous cookie.

I usually do some shortbread, butter and mincemeat tarts, some sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, haystacks... but I think it is good to branch out, add a few new tricks to the old recipe bag. Any suggestions? Definitely open to them!


Anonymous said...

Sugar cookies (w/orange juice in them, adds a little something), butter tarts (the easiest damn thing EVER)....that's all I can think of.

Naomi said...

Hey girl...well I have to admit, I can't recall ever feeling LESS like baking for the holidays. I guess the warm weather will do that to you. But in any other "normal" year, I'd bake up a few shortbread, and usually John gets busy with the butter tarts, and the Hello Dollies. Fun. Hmmm...don't forget the rum balls. All of a sudden, I'm feeling a little festive. Go figure.