Christmas Baking

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See, I have this problem.

I have this little sister Lola.

Oh wait, maybe I’ve read this book a few too many times in the past week. Ahem. Let me start over.

I have this problem. I REALLY love to bake. You might not think that’s a problem, but it is. Because I am afraid it might turn me into a 600-pound woman who can’t get through her front door.

Thankfully, I have a whole dorm of high-school boys that I send baked goods down to at least once a week. It’s an excellent way to try out recipes.

With all the Christmas decorations coming out, I am just itching to bake. I’m taking suggestions in the comment sections on what I should make (and home addresses, for shipping?!). Here are ten ideas from my readers or recipes that I love!

Hello Dolly bars

Chocolate Chip Almond Cookie Bars


Oreo Truffles


Pumpkin Cookies


Peanut-Butter Ball Cupcakes with PB Cream Cheese Frosting


Buckeyes (these are slightly nontraditional, but don’t they look ah-mah-zing?)


Andes Mint Cookies


Christmas Bark (AKA Saltine Candy or Christmas Crack … Cannot. Stop. Eating.)


Eggnog Cookies


White Chocolate Cherry Chunkies

Do you have a holiday baking list? Or do you break-and-bake or not at all?

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7 thoughts on “Christmas Baking

  1. I vary between scratch and slice and bake… It depends on whom I'm baking with and for… With my two year old daughter who has all of the attention span of a ferret… (Ok maybe slightly longer but not by much!) today we did slice and bake and pressed in mini M&Ms to look like Christmas trees. For neighbors, gifts and the like I try to do from scratch.

  2. I love Christmas baking! I have such fun memories of baking Christmas cookies with my mom and sisters. Now I do whatever I have time for, some years it's lots, and some years not much. One of my favorites that my mom made every year is Almond Press Cookies. I can never make them at any time except Christmas! I also like to melt chocolate and dip things- peanut butter balls, pretzels, ritz crackers with peanut butter, whatever else I can find. 🙂

  3. I usually do iced cut-out cookies, since they're the most festive looking. I might try red velvet cake balls or maybe those Oreo truffles this year! Wrapping is a bigger holiday obsession for me than baking, so once the gifts are wrapped, I'll think more about the edible treats!

  4. Oh my. So many delicious-looking recipes! I think the chocolate chip almond cookie bars might have to be the first I try! I love baking at the holidays, too — especially trying new recipes!

  5. My friend Lara (who came for Grandma's services) always makes Oreo Truffles for parties and they are AMAZING. And you really can't eat more than a few at a time because of the white chocolate, they are really rich. Mmmmmmm

  6. I love to bake too. The recipes look so good. So far all I've done is make my fruitcakes for the year. I want to try gluten free gingerbread cookies again this year. Last year the cookies were great — the decorating needed help.

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