Christmas Baking

8:00:00 AM


It's December, and that means many things. Firstly it means that exams are coming up and I have been busy rustling around in my pile of homework and keeping up with due dates. All while munching on some Christmas cookies. Recently, you read about how I spent Thanksgiving day, but I had five days off. So what else did I do? I'll give you one guess. 
Figured it out? 
I was baking. A lot. 
My grandma and I have our traditional baking time where we usually make truffles. I wrote a blog post about those last year and you can read them here. This year, we went all out on Christmas baking. 
Molasses
This year we started off with sugar cookie cut-outs. Even though I won't be home to decorate the cookies like I have in the past, I was still able to help cut the cookies into different shapes.
DoughCookie Cut Outs
The dough was in a constant rotation of the photo on the left to the photo on the right side. There may have been a few stray sugar cookie dough bits that popped into my mouth as well. Whoops! What can you do? 
Sallys Baking Addiction
After baking the sugar cookies, my grandmother helped me make these delicious turtle cookies that I was going to give to my mom (turtle is her favorite). The dough tasted amazing and I was so excited to try these cookies out and see what my moms reaction would be to the "secret" cookies! If you'd like the recipe for these, it's over on Sally's Blog. They're amazing and you should really try them!
Turtle Cookie
While waiting for the turtle cookie dough to chill in the fridge, we quickly whipped up a double batch of my favorite cookies. Molasses. I made them awhile ago, though never blogged any photos of them. But here they are! 
Winter Cookie
They taste amazing as well. 
My mom stopped over to help us with the truffles. It went a lot faster with three people, which was really fun and actually even better since we got to enjoy them even sooner! 
After making a batch of sugar cookies, truffles, and molasses, it was time to drizzle the caramel onto the turtle cookies for the final touch. 
Turtle Cookies

Caramel

This feels like Christmas. I am even more excited to bake even more goodies after exams when I come home for a little over a month and can relax.
I hope you all are getting excited for Christmas as well!!
What is your favorite thing to bake?
Make sure to leave a comment! 
x
kenzie






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9 comments

  1. The cookies look yummy!!
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  2. It's not so much what I'm baking, but whom I'm baking with. Thanks for the GREAT day. Grammie

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  3. Baking is my favorite winter pastime. I love to bake either cookies of sponge cakes :)

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    1. I've never tried a sponge cake before! That sounds interesting! x

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  4. I love baking and have enjoyed making macaroons the most as they're just so yummy xxx ❤️
    Laila
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    1. I have never made macaroons before! I really want to!

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  5. Aw this is so lovely! I don't bake enough, mainly as there are only 2 of us so then we don't have enough people to eat them!! I definitely want to do some over Christmas though when the family visits. Love those turtle biccies!x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. I'm just one person so I can't bring them all back to my university with me, though I'd love to! :) Thanks for reading! x

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