Baking for the Christmas Holidays
When Christmas comes around limitless amounts of baking comes along with it. Who doesn't like sweets for Christmas? Most people have specific desserts that they bake just for Christmas, I know that I do. Christmas baking for the holidays is limitless because of all the parties you have to attend and all the family you will be seeing. The specific Christmas desserts made in abundance is what makes Christmas baking limitless.
Christmas Baking, chocolate covered, everything or candy cane shaped cookies, sugar cookies shaped like Christmas trees, or snowmen. the list is limitless. When you think Christmas baking, you probably think of something with Candy canes mixed in or something with chocolate, right something that looks festive. Even though Christmas is still a month or so away when do you start your baking? I know that most people probably start their Christmas baking in November but what if you don’t have the time to do that? Do you start baking in December or do you just buy your baked goods? I know that with what my family likes to bake during the Christmas holidays we start the preparations in November although we didn’t do that this year because there wasn’t any time. We were just so busy doing other things that I think the Christmas baking that we are going to do this year, will happen the week or two before Christmas which means right now.
What is usually on the Christmas baking list? Christmas cookies, and Christmas fudge of all sorts but is there more things that you like to make during the Christmas holidays as a dessert for your family or the people that you are going to be with? Who do you do your baking with or do you just do all by yourself? What types of Christmas baking do you do? The European style, the American and Canadian style is there a more? Most likely but for the purpose of not going into a long history, we are just going to take a look at the three different styles if you could call them that.
The Baking ideas for Christmas these days are limitless, what with the internet Pinterest, and we can’t forget the recipes and recipe books that have been passed down from generation to generation. The recipes and books that have been passed down from generation to generation are always the best because it makes it feel like Christmas. Sure it’s great to have the new recipes mixed in there too, but Christmas is still supposed to have some sort of tradition aspect, so baking the traditional cookies and baked goods along with the new things you find is always fun, especially if you bake in a group. Who doesn't like baking in a group? I know if you are European and baking for the Christmas holidays baking is a group is how it is done. Here are a few examples of Canadian baking for Christmas and European Baking for Christmas.
An example of the different Christmas baking that can be done is sugar cookies shaped as Candy canes, you die the dough different colors to make it look like a candy cane. These take a long time to make but they are cool once they are finished. What about brownies covered in crushed-up candy canes? That is another good dessert that you can have during Christmas, what about peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses on top or what I like to call coco caramel delights, these are brownie cookies, with caramel in the middle and crushed pecans on the outside they are to die for in my opinion literally. Also, there are peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses on top. Those are great too.
Enough about the Canadian made desserts though what about a European dessert that can be made,
I know there is one in particular, that my family has every year, I am going to give the English version of what they are called though they are called fig cookies but every Italian knows that they are called Cussie Figo cookies that probably isn’t spelled right. These cookies are made into different shapes with figs in the middle and sprinkle on top, one of the best Christmas desserts for Italians and they are a staple for Christmas if they aren’t around for Christmas then it isn’t really Christmas. Or at least that is what we think.
What are your favorite things to bake during the Christmas holidays? Baking for the Christmas Holidays takes a long time, sure it does but isn't fun once it's done. Have you ever tried peanut butter kiss cookies, the recipe is listed so why not check it out, I love them and can make them any time of year but they are more a Christmas recipe since you can find different kinds of Hershey kisses at that time of year.
What is your favourite Christmas Cookie?
Here is the recipe for Peanut Butter Kiss cookies
- Peanut Butter cookies with Chocolate Kisses on top 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 1/4 cup almond flour 1/2 cup honey 1 egg 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 vanilla
- Beat butter and peanut butter with mixer add 1/2 cup flour, honey, egg, baking soda and vanilla Beat thoroughly. Add remaining flour and beat. Place a Chocolate kiss on top of cookies Bake cookies at 300 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Let cool on pan.
These are just a few of my favorite desserts to have around the Christmas holidays? What is your favorite dessert to have during the Christmas Holidays?
Christmas baking usually happens during the month of d December in limitless amounts to get you in the mood. Doesn't it? There is always that one thing you bake during the Christmas holidays that you make just for Christmas and not any other time of the year. That is what your family looks forward too when it is time to do the Christmas baking, This one baked good is made in limitless amounts so that it can last for the two weeks that Christmas is. Doesn't it?
Do you do the Christmas baking in your family or do you let someone else do it and you just eat it? I am not the one who does the baking, but I do the running to get the supplies for baking, that is my job because I am the fastest at doing it and that is fine with me, I don't need to be the one in the kitchen, although I do know how to bake I just don't like how long it takes.
Baking for the Christmas Holidays?
Do you bake for the Christmas Holidays?
Baking for the Christmas Holidays makes it feel like Christmas
Baking for the Christmas Holidays takes a limitless amount of time, depending on what you are baking and how much you are doing. Most of the time though baking for Christmas is fun because when you bake for Christmas it feels like Christmas even if there is no snow on the ground.