Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday Baking

The Big Day is almost here! I must say this Christmas has had a whole different kind of fun to it since Lil' Hunkie is a little older.  We've been reading about Baby Jesus, we've got Buddy the Elf here and he knows who Santa 'Caus' is.  ☺ I'm actually not really caring about myself...shhhh..don't tell Hunkie!
I don't have the normal tutorial today just thought I'd share a little bit of one of my favorite Christmas traditions...baking.  Things haven't quite gone smoothly this go round but ya gotta 'roll with the punches' sometimes! My normal procedure is to make sugar cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies (they are my pastor's favorite!) and then some goodies not requiring the oven like easy fudge. Well I got the oatmeal raisin cookies done but then 2 'pops' later and the baking element in my oven was not working!  It broke in 2 places! And I planned on making cute tags for my containers with my new stamp from Pick Your Plum but it just didn't work out for me!  I was proud of myself for not getting upset at these things and just making do!
I did experiment with my Babycakes Whoopie Pie maker and managed to not waste my sugar cookie dough and at least got to include those in my neighbor boxes! As my sister said "nice save"!!
Here...what do you think?

I also made Peppermint Chocolate Marshmallows.  Just dipped a marshmallow in white chocolate then in crushed up candy canes!

I made the ever so popular Saltine Toffee for our church's Ladies Christmas party.  So easy and yummy!
Hunkie said it tastes like a Heath Bar and it really does! I followed Gallamore West's version, thanks Lori!

And earlier in the month I did get to make some sugar cookies for a friend, she was having her work party at her home.  At least I got to make some this season!

We ordered a new baking element today and so I'm probably going to have to have a Plan B for cookies for Santa!  And I also plan on making Santa Hat Party Mix to give to my siblings...thank goodness no oven is required!  
How about you? What yummies do you make at Christmas time?

{Tomorrow is an exciting day here!!  I'm partnering with Allison of Feeding My Temple for our 1st Birchbox Beauty Bash!  It's a beauty themed link party! We'd love for you to join us!!}

See my Link Parties Page for where I might be sharing.

Happy Thursday!


Unknown said...

All that looks YUMMY!

Merry Christmas Jennifer!

Allison said...

They look fabulous! Definitely a nice save! So excited for tomorrow!

Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness, these look gorgeous! I LOVE the little mitten! You did a beautiful job!

Marilyn said...

These LOOK aewsome Jen..LOVE it.. So pretty.. YUMMY..