What I’m baking this holiday season.
Sweets, sweets, sweets, that’s almost what this season is all about. I hope you are putting your mixer and measuring cups to plenty of work this Christmas season making up some sweet treats to share with friends and neighbors. I am, mostly in the form off cookies!
When I was growing up I distinctly remember each holiday season spending at least a day in the kitchen with my mom and sister making treats to share including lots that I have already shared on the blog. One being my family’s recipe for French Cookies. They are the staple of Christmas treats in my family and just typing the words makes me craaaave them.
The other staple is classic party mix…which happens to be the only savory item in this list, but it’s just not the Holidays without it. Last year, I hosted a baking party with some friends where we made several of the treats listed here. It reminded me of the many Christmas seasons I spent in the kitchen with my mom and sister. And as we used to do, and as we did last year, we packaged the treats and shared them with friends and family.
There is something so special about sharing a homemade sweet treat to spread holiday cheer. What are you baking this holiday season? Below is a list of my Christmastime favorites…I don’t think I will really get to make all of them this year but I will be making some of them. I would love to know what you love to share with others this time of year.
And what is baking without SUGAR?! My very good friends at Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals are graciously offering a giveaway to help with your holiday baking. See below to enter!
Classic Party Mix - because it’s, um, a classic.
French Cookies - a family favorite, a personal favorite, and staple at Christmas.
Pumpkin Loaf - the softest and simplest pumpkin loaf. Ever.
Toffee Crunch Cookies - because toffee in cookies is my M.O. lately.
Shortbread Cookies - everyone needs a buttery bite of shortbread at the holidays.
Salted Nut Bars - sweet & salty perfection.
Soft & Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies - Christmas in a cookie, no questions.
Cinnamon Clove Coffee Cookies - cinnamon, coffee and cloves = total comfort.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls - my second favorite and forever a staple for holiday baking.
Oatmeal Cranberry Pistachio Cookies - cranberries and pistachios just seem like a perfect holiday combination, right?
Salted Caramel Cashew Popcorn - sweet & salty POPCORN.
Pecan Pie Bars - pecan pie like you have never experienced it before. Buttery, nutty perfection.
Peanut Butter Cookies - fluffy and crunchy with homemade peanut brittle, another holiday favorite.
Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Cookies - cinnamon chips have become an everyday staple for me, but are a must at the holidays.
Brown Butter Bourbon Spice Cookies - because liquor in baked goods is never a bad thing.
Butterscotch Pudding Gingerdoodle Cookies with White Chocolate Chips - the softest gingerdoodles ever.
Carrot Cake Truffles - not your average holiday treat but your friends will love you forever if you make these.
Simple Fudge - another holiday staple in my book and best of all – no bake!
As I mentioned, Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals and I want to give one of you a kick start to your holiday baking with a sweet giveaway. One winner will receive:
To Enter: leave a comment below telling me what your favorite holiday treat, links welcome!
Giveaway open to US residents only from Friday, December 5 to Thursday, December 12 at 11:59 pm. One winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email, and the winner will have 24 hours to respond. This giveaway is sponsored by Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals. As always, opinions are my own.