Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Baking Ideas

One of the things I will miss the most about being on crutches this holiday season is baking. I know I won't be running around the kitchen baking 14 different kinds of cookies, 3 kinds of holiday bark, plus cupcakes and caramel corn. My waistline might actually like me after the holidays this year! But I still wanted to share some of my favorite holiday recipes in case you need any ideas.

Candy Cane Biscotti. My FAVORITE recipe from last year, they are delicious.

Candy Cane Kiss Chocolate Cookies. All the holiday flavors of Hershey kisses are in the stores now and the candy cane flavored ones are my absolute favorite.

Santa Hat Cupcakes. These were a huge hit with my kids!

Sugar Cookie Pinwheels. So festive and fun to make!

Peanut Butter Truffles. You knew I'd have a peanut butter recipe on here. When you package these up pretty, they make a great hostess gift.

Whoopie Pies. Another treat that can be packaged up individually and given as gifts.

Monkey Bread. Perfect for Christmas morning.

Apple Cinnamon Rolls. Also perfect for Christmas morning!

Cranberry Bliss Bars. Better than the ones at Starbucks.

Soft Garlic Knots. These would be so good with Christmas dinner.

If you want the recipe for any of these goodies, click on the red link and it will take you to the original blog post. I am going to miss holiday baking this year, but hopefully you all will keep the tradition alive. I'd love to hear if you try any of these recipes!

Thanks for stopping by today!


VanessaB said...

drrrroool! i saw a recipe in this months' taste of home magazine that made me think of you: chocolate cookies (whoopie pie style) with peanut butter filling along with peanut butter cup pieces in between! yuuum

Elena said...

Oh my yum!!! I just picked up a bag of those candy cane kisses and now I know what to do with them ;)

Joni M said...

Well, just prop youself up on a stool and get baking! I love all the recipes you share! I tried the candy cane biscotti last year and now it's a family favorite! This year, I think I'll try the peanut butter truffles! Can't beat peanut butter and chocolate! Thanks for sharing!

BethieJ said...

YUM Mara!!! OH MY!! My baking list is growing! HA! I cant WAIT to get started! My waist WONT thank me! :)
Hope your weekend was GREAT!

Jamilie said...

WOW!!! OMG these are to die for!! I need to make cupcakes for Bella's class.. wonder if I can manage the santa hats! ;)

Rebecca Keppel said...

these all look amazing! my waistline is not going to do well after seeing all these! I made the smores bars this weekend--they were a HUGE hit :)

Beth... said...

Yum-o!!! I'll be trying the peanut butter truffles stat!!!

Unknown said...

Hi! I'm Amee from Florida.
I've stumbled upon your blog from My Momenta site....
I'm loving these recipes & plan to print a few. They look scrumptious.
Merry Christmas...I'm a new follower too! :)

Unknown said...

Btw, forgot to mention I'm your "200th" follower!! ;)