Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The actual Christmas baking list from 2015

The original list
Every year I make a Christmas baking list, and every year what I actually make differs from my original plan.  So I always like to do a quick post on what the actual list turned out to include, just so I won't forget.  Here's what actually made the list:

Eggnog Logs
Sacher Torte Cookies
Chocolate Spritz
Whipped Shortbread (both regular and gluten-free)
Chocolate Mint Crisps
Macaroon Kisses
Hot Chocolate Caramel Cookies
Double-Drizzle Pecan Cookies
Date Casserole Cookies
Christmas Tree Spritz*
Pepparkakor Spritz*
Lemon Spritz*

Heavenly Delight (a chocolate peanut butter fudge)
Arlene's Easy Fudge
Chocolate-Dipped Orange Slices
Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows

Cinnamon-Sugar Pretzels

The last three on the cookie list were completely unplanned.  You can read about it here: A Christmas mini-miracle.  I had not planned to make any pressed cookies because my cookie press is pretty unsatisfactory.  But my sister-in-law found a vintage one which worked great, so my hubby took the press and ran with it, making three kinds of pressed cookies. 

These are the sort of surprises that often pop up with my Christmas baking plans!


  1. I love this kind of post, where you look back and sort of recap things. And I always always always enjoy your posts, even though I don't comment much!

  2. Ian's Girl, it is always so nice to see you here! I am glad that you enjoy this sort of post -- and in fact that you always always always enjoy the posts even when you don't comment. That's delightful to hear! It's so nice to know that people are reading even if they don't always leave a comment. Thanks for this one!

  3. You sure do alot of baking! 1st time I hear of a cookie gun.. always nice to learn new things. I will look this up on the web to see how it works. tks :)

  4. Luludou, I have always called and thought of this tool as a cookie press. This is the first time I knew it can also be called a cookie gun. The ones I've been looking at (and the one we borrowed) are vintage, from the 1950s and 1960s, but they seem to work better than the plastic ones available today!

  5. I totally agree. I have an old metal one that is fantastic! mmmmm Lemon Spritz.... adding that to my 2016 line up!

  6. Isn't that the truth about the metal cookie presses? I wonder whoever got the idea that it would be an improvement to make them out of plastic?

    That lemon spritz recipe is a keeper. We really like it. Hope your family enjoys it too!

  7. plastic and I have a tumultuous relationship. Very few plastic things I can appreciate, ha.

  8. Ha, ha! I agree with you.


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