Holiday Baking Begins!
It’s no secret that I love to bake.
But I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t a little scared at the length of my holiday cookie list this year. Just take a gander below.
Last year, I made boatloads of cookies. One evening, we were rushing to a party and Mr. How Sweet was actually ready before me. If you knew us, you’d know this never, ever happens. But I asked him to make a cookie tray and… he made the best cookie tray I’ve ever seen. He piled the cookies up at least 6 inches high and it just looked fabulous and delectable and impressive and amazing. I like having lots of cookies around for the holidays to take to parties and give as gifts. It’s the Mother Lovett in me.
I just need to find a way to manage my time for all of this. Yikes.
Holiday Christmas Cookie List
Peanut Butter Blossoms: this is my all-time favorite holiday cookie.
Cut-out Sugar Cookies: these go like hot cakes in our house. I use tons of sprinkles.
Mother Lovett’s Thumbprints: some of Mother Lovett’s favorites! These were frequently found in the freezer 6 months later.
Red Velvet Cake Balls: just a batch of red velvet cake, combined with cream cheese frosting and dipped in white chocolate.
Soft Gingersnaps: made these for the first time last year, and ended up making FIVE additional batches. DELISH.
Festive Chocolate Covered Oreos
Festive Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods: inspired by Sabrina, these were a hit last year.
Big, Soft Sugar Cookies: can’t wait to make these. I used to OD on Lofthouse sugar cookies.
Mother Lovett’s Butterballs: I don’t love these, but my mom really does. And they remind me of Mother Lovett.
Salty Chocolate Turtle Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars: cookies in bar form!
Mother Lovett’s Orange Cookies: there cake-like cookies are divine and my mom loves them.
Seven Layer Bars: some people call these Congo bars, I think? I don’t measure a thing and make the layers super thick.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
Yeah… I have no idea where I will store all these cookies (besides my freezing cold garage) and how I will manage to not blow through the entire list by December 20th. And by “blow through,” I mean eat. All of them. And this doesn’t even include new cookie recipes that I will be sharing with you throughout December.
How will I manage? How will I stay sane? How will I fit into my pants? That is the real question.
But all I really want to know is…
What am I missing? What is your favorite cookie that you just can’t resist? What cookie screams Christmas to you? What is on your list? Are you even as wacky as me and make a list? If you have a recipe, please leave a link!
137 Comments on “Holiday Baking Begins!”
Betty Crocker’s original molasses crinkles. They MAKE the holiday season for me. And oh man, I’m getting into the holiday baking groove too. In fact, I’m just about to pop a batch of your new and improved pumpkin chocolate chip cookies into the oven. It’s my first time making them after eyeing the recipe for quite a while, and the dough is FAB. Can’t wait to see how they turn out!
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Spritz!!! And crinkle cookies!