Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The actual 2020 Christmas baking list


 It happens every year.  I don't know that I've ever stuck exactly to my tentative Christmas baking list.  This year, all of the cookies were baked by my hubby, and he made everything on my list and more!  A few varieties of cookies that I hadn't thought of made their way onto the list.

You can see that below:

Probably most people are familiar with Peanut Blossoms -- a standard peanut butter cookie with a Hershey's chocolate kiss pressed into the center of each after baking.   I like these cookies, but they haven't been a part of my usual Christmas cookie baking.  My hubby, however, decided that we needed to have some!

The chocolate Rolo cookies are a new variation to me.  My blog friend Nikki shared with me how she varies my Chocolate Spritz recipe by pressing a Rolo candy into the center of each cookie after baking.  Sometimes I use the recipe for Chocolate Butter Cookies to make both Chocolate Spritz and Sacher Torte Cookies, and so my hubby made a batch of those to use for adding Rolos as Nikki does.  They are scrumptious!

Lastly, we needed to make a lot of cookies quickly to help fill goodie bags to hand out after a Christmas program at church.  Mr. T suggested baking several batches of Christmas Tree Spritz, which, since a cookie press is used, would produce many cookies very quickly.  

The only problem was that my only working cookie press is plastic and the Christmas tree plate is very large.  However, I did have a non-working metal cookie press with a lovely delicate tree plate that produces cookies  like the ones pictured here.  My wonderful hubby managed to modify the metal press so that it would work fairly well, and then he proceeded to use it to prepare several batches of cookies!  They turned out so well.  

A reader and blogger, Vicki, asked me if I could give a count of how many cookies were actually baked in our kitchen this Christmas season.  Many of the cookies baked were in multiple batches.  Mr. T did a very rough count and estimates that at least 20 dozen cookies were produced this season!  Wow!

And there you have the 2020 Christmas baking report!


  1. I baked a lot of cookies also. I should have counted how many dozen. I gave most of them away in gifts. The only ones I didn't succeed in were the Thumbprints, They fell apart.
    It's nice that your husband likes to bake.
    Happy New Year

    1. I wish that we had counted as we went along. The 20 dozen is a very rough estimate and may be on the low side.

      Sorry that your Thumbprints fell apart.

      Yes, my husband does enjoy baking. He's only been doing it for a few years now but he really does enjoy it and it's so helpful to me.

      Happy New Year to you also!

  2. Great post! Sorry I'm so late in commenting (school is full time at my house again, my days are a mess). 20 dozen cookies, that is quite an accomplishment!

    1. Oh my, I can only imagine what your days are like, Vicki!

      The 20 dozen is just a very rough estimate; it's quite likely there were more than that. Next year we'll try and keep better track. We still have quite a few in the freezer, and we'll be sharing them with others this winter I am sure.


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