Saturday, December 1, 2012
Christmas Baking Plans
I am still struggling with cutout cookies, so I'm going to stick with drop cookies and icebox cookies. These are cookies I'm considering: Christmas Cookies from Milk Bar (cornflake, chocolate, marshmallow, and candy cane bits); something with potato chips, just for the novelty; a peanut butter cookie—either traditional or Peanut Blossom (with Hershey's Kisses); Almond Spritz; Snickerdoodles; and Chocolate Toffee Butter Cookies. Six cookies is pretty ambitious, but I won't be disappointed if I don't do all of them. I will also use my freezer to my advantage with the cookie dough.
I'm planning to use boxes of these cookies as Christmas presents.
My Mom bought me the stand-up house pan, and I'm going to make a Gingerbread Cake House for my 7-year old to decorate. Maybe we can eat it on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Morning Cinnamon rolls were our tradition for a number of years, but I might try Milk Bar Cinnamon Bun Pie this year. If I do, I'll freeze it well in advance.
Finally, I am going to make a cake for my Father's Birthday, which is December 25th. We always try to make a big deal out of it, given the difficult timing.
What are your holiday plans?