My 2019 Holiday Baking List! What Are You Baking This Season?
Oooh it’s the most wonderful time! My 2019 holiday baking list is here!
I love sharing this every year. So much! And it’s so fun to hear from you and what you’re baking, the traditions your family has and what you make year after year.
If you’ve been following along here on the blog, you probably remember that every year I would bake with Mother Lovett and it was amazing – even more so now, thinking about it years later. Those moments meant so much to me and they are one of the reasons I love to bake during the holidays. Which is huge, because I honestly don’t LOVE to bake in general!
So I’ll let you in on a little secret: we already started baking this year! We baked for a few reasons. First, I wanted to get some photos for this post. Second, Lacy’s wedding is rapidly approaching and if you’ve ever been to a wedding in Pittsburgh, you know there is a giant cookie table. So we got a head start, packaged them up incredibly well and will pull them out on NYE!
Every year, Lacy and I make a buche de noel. This bon appetit one is the best. I’m honestly not sure if we will this year because we will be having fun with wedding festivities. But we also ALWAYS make Tracy’s citrus peels and amaretto. Seriously we have made these things since the year she posted them, so… a really long time. It’s so fun. Finally, we also make my version of whiskey pretzels!
Oh oh oh and don’t forget my favorite baking playlist! Put it on repeat.
My 2019 Holiday Baking List
the chocolate crinkle sprinkle cookies in The Pretty Dish.
my cashew butter buckeyes! and maybe regular buckeyes?
peanut butter blossoms. definitely my all time favorite and a cookie I just can’t get enough of.
these lemon crinkle cookies, because everyone freaks over them.
my soft snickerdoodles and these chewy chai snickerdoodles. I can’t ever choose between them!
soft gingersnaps. sometimes I make this recipe times four. We LOVE them. And I’m not a gingersnap person!
definitely these old school oreo balls .
mother lovett’s pink and green thumbprints. because can’t have christmas without them – my mom and aunt’s faves.
annnnd mother lovett’s orange cookies. huge hit all the time.
and some peanut butter stuffed chocolate pretzel bark!
also, a new cookie recipe coming shortly – a take on the nordstrom royal cookie!
finally, these perfect cut out sugar cookies. these are the BEST foolproof, simple sugar cookies. i use either cream cheese frosting or this dip icing technique (marbled or not!). For the ones above in the photos, I actually sprayed them with edible glitter.
I’d love to hear what you’re baking below!
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I love to bake, but am very busy at work at this time of year, and this makes baking multiple varieties and batches of cookies difficult. (and not as satisfying as years past)
So, last year, I started baking friends and neighbors a hot savory dish — and delivering it to them it with bread or salad, instead of sweets.
They were surprised and delighted, as most of them are also so busy at this time of year – leaving them less energy to prepare and sit down to a hot meal after work, or baking cookies!
It was so successful, I shall repeat it this year with a different dish!
That’s the best idea! I know quite a few folks in my neighborhood who would love this. And I’ll consider it for 2019!!
I would love a tutorial about how you put together your beautiful boxes. Where do you find things like that?! Makes it even more special looking
I bought some cookie tins at the thrift store (the one I went to had a whole box full of them for $1 around Christmas). While they aren’t picture pretty, they are air tight, so the cookies stay fresh. Plus, pet hair doesn’t stick to them like it does with cardboard (one of the families I deliver to has a severe allergy to dogs). My recipients usually bring back the tin with along with some goodies, so I can use them again next year.
Depending on the size of the cookie, I can fit about 2 dozen cookies in a standard 8×3″ round tin. I liked them so well, I picked up a non-holiday themed tin to use year round.
Your Fat Fluffy Snickerdoodles are a holiday staple in our family. I’m also pretty sure that is the recipe that helped me win over my MIL.
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date pinwheel cookies https://www.sweetrecipeas.com/2012/12/04/date-pinwheel-cookies/
my mom’s orange cranberry pistachio cookies https://www.sweetrecipeas.com/2007/04/09/195/
Russian Tea Cakes
Gingerbread Lemon Cream Cheese Cookes https://www.sweetrecipeas.com/2007/04/09/195/
Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies https://www.sweetrecipeas.com/2017/11/18/red-velvet-thumbprint-cookies/
And a bunch I haven’t decided on. :)
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You wrote…”If you’ve been following along here on the blog, you probably remember that every year I would bake with Mother Lovett and it was amazing – even more so now, thinking about it years later. Those moments meant so much to me and they are one of the reasons I love to bake during the holidays. ”
This so resonated with me this morning. I was thinking about the family tradition of gardening was passed to me from my grandfather and how I passed it on to me son. It all revolves around a love of good food.
It is the memories that live on in us!!!!!!
Oh Christmas cookie time! I love this tradition, even though it is more of an American thing that a British one! I’ve already started on the gingerbread men (https://www.rachelphipps.com/2018/12/how-to-make-gingerbread-men.html) and there is a German recipe for cinnamon stars I also want to try!
Any suggestions on packaging cookies so that they don’t get stale after two weeks? Even in tupperware with parchment, I feel like I can’t get my cookies to stay fresh! I love to bake huge batches of cookies at once so any tips would be helpful!
I freeze them in gallon ziplocks, one single layer per bag and just stack them in the freezer until a day or two before I plan to get them to the recipient. Pull them out, box them up, and they’re nice and fresh! I do the same thing with cookies I want to eat because I don’t want a lot at a time, so I’ll freeze a dozen or so and pull one out as needed :) hope this helps!
what are the blue and white sprinkle cookies? I’d love to make them for Chanukkah.
They are the chocolate sprinkle crinkles from The Pretty Dish! I just used white and blue sprinkles. :)
Great! I have your book and love it!
cookies are always a good gift ideas!!! honestly are always a good idea:D
I LOVE peanut butter blossoms. So much I can only make them once a year or – well you know the rest.
My baking list:
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Gingerbread cut outs
Chocolate chip cookie bars, (with crushed Oreo, sprinkles and M&M)
One new cookie (TBD)
Happy Baking! and I love your blog.
1. My own recipe I developed based on German stollen — it’s a chewy fruity, boozy, nutty cookie with a ball of homemade marzipan inside!
2. Yugoslavian Christmas cookies with a jammy layer and cracklings chewy meringue layer
3. Turkish Coffee Shortbread bars (thick espresso-cardamom shortbread layer, vanilla caramel, espresso-bittersweet chocolate
4. Creme Brulee cookies
5. Grand Mariner Cranberry-Orange bread
I love Maria’s recipe (Two Peas) for Brown Sugar Toffee cookies! I always make those to bring to a cookie exchange party as well as my grandma’s recipe for gingersnaps (which are soft – the ONLY way to eat them). I will probably make some peanut butter blossoms too.
Should I freeze the dough or make cookies and then freeze. If you freeze the cookies after baked will they stay the same texture. Mainly talking about peanut butter blossom and ginger cookies.
We are baking our Christmas cookies to give to friends, family, and folks around town this weekend!! My husband and I are tackling it together this year, and I’m so excited. We did a test run the other day and it was reassuringly well, lol. We’re making sugar cookie cut-outs; pfefferneuse (spelling on that??? I’m too lazy to look it up!; peppermint pinwheels; oatmeal craisin chip; and chocolate orange coins. The pinwheels and oatmeal recipes are repeats for me, but everything else is new!! Crossing fingers, eyes, and toes that everything turns out lovely and edible!
It’s so hard to narrow down the baking list —- I’ve been using your list for YEARS!! I’m definitely going to do gingersnaps, shortbread, sugar cookies (probably the ones you posted yesterday!!), some white chocolate lime macaroons & I’m going to try making homemade nanaimo bars from my grandma’s old recipe. I also did Mother Lovett’s thumbprints a few years ago and we loved them so they might be baked up too! This list will probably change 1000x before I actually commit to it, but that’s what I’m thinking at the moment!
I love your Christmas baking lists! We’ve added so many new favs to our rotation using them. I’m for sure making your peppermint brownies from previous lists; gingerbread, sugar cookies, egg nog snickerdoodles and perhaps a few others. Happy baking and Holidays too!
Hi! I wanted to make the peanut butter stuffed pretzel bark, but can’t find the Lindt pretzel bars ion any stores near me. Any recommendations on where to find them or what to use as a substitute?
What is the three layer cake with green/yellow/red in the pic at the bottom of the post? Please share the recipe!!
Everything looks amazing! What are those pink and white twists?
my list this year:
molasses ginger cookies (i add diced crystallized ginger – SO GOOD)
peppermint mocha cookies (baking a moment)
maple cinnamon star cookies (sally’s baking addiction)
caramel pb date truffles (minimalist baker)
funfetti slice n bake (sally’s baking addiction)
i’m also going to try out homemade pocky this year (nyt cooking recipe) because i LOVE pocky but am gluten and dairy free, so have to modify the recipe :)