Thursday, December 28, 2017

The actual 2017 baking list

Remember this?  It's the baking list I posted a few weeks ago.  I always like to revisit each year's baking list and see what I actually did bake.

Chocolate Spritz -- actually made 2 batches of these.
Sacher Torte Cookies    -- made just a single batch of these.
Eggnog Log Cookies -- made the double batch of these.
Whipped Shortbread Cookies -- made the double batch of these.
Secret Spice Cookies-- made 2 batches of these.  Excellent!

Chocolate Mint Crisps -- made just 1 batch of these, but it makes a lot.
Almond Shortbread Thumbprints -- pretty sure I made a double batch of these.
Gingerbread Men -- did not make these.
Christmas cut-out cookies  -- did not make these.
Macaroon Kiss Cookies -- made just a single batch of these, but it also makes a lot.

I also added No-Bake Cookies to the list.  My granddaughter doesn't like most kinds of cookies, but I knew she would eat these.  I dressed them up with marshmallows and a chocolate drizzle and hope to post the recipe soon.

On the reverse side of the baking list, I listed candy and then other kitchen gifts. 

I had several different kinds of candy listed, but I ended up only making three kinds:

Arlene's Easy Fudge
Heavenly Delight (2 batches)
Chocolate-Dipped Orange Slices (2 batches)

And then I made some other kitchen gifts:

Christmas Granola (2 batches) -- I just added dried cranberries and pistachios to my regular granola
Cinnamon Pretzels ( 2 batches)
Christmas Jam (7 jars)
Chocolate Mug Cake (2)

I still have to make bran muffins and hot chocolate mix; the recipient was out of town over Christmas so I didn't bother to make these before.

All in all, I feel like I accomplished a lot in the kitchen this Christmas!


  1. You did a lot of baking! We really enjoyed the Egg Nog niece’s Beloved most of all. He couldn’t get enough of them!

  2. I am so happy that your family enjoyed the Eggnog Logs! Thanks for letting me know! I couldn't get away with not making them each year. So many in our family just love them.


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