Saturday, December 31, 2016

The actual Christmas baking list for 2016

Last year's list
Every year I post a tentative baking list of cookies, candy, snacks, etc. that I plan to give as kitchen gifts.  And it seems as if every year, that list gets tweaked in a major way.  You can find my tentative 2016 list in an October post.  Meanwhile, here's what actually got baked or otherwise prepared in my Christmas kitchen this season!  I've included links just in case anyone is still interested in baking.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies
Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Eggnog Log Cookies
Photo by Taste of Home
Chocolate Spritz
Chocolate Mint Crisps
Coconut Gingeroons (I'll share this recipe soon)
Chocolate Mint Crisps (photo by Taste of Home)
Sacher Torte Cookies
Sacher Torte Cookies
Date-Nut Casserole Cookies
 Then there was candy, as well:
Cookies 'n' Cream Fudge
Marbled Peanut Butter Fudge (an experiment that didn't really succeed.  I'll blog about it eventually)
Chocolate Dipped Orange Slices
Heavenly Delight
Coffee Shop Fudge
Coffee Shop Fudge -- photo from Taste of Home
 Arlene’s Easy Fudge

And several more kitchen gifts:
Hot Chocolate Mix
 Bran Muffins
Little Apricot Cakes (recipe shared a few days ago)
White Chocolate Snack Mix
 Cinnamon Pretzels.

And that was it for this year's baking output!


  1. did a lot of baking and making. I am tossing out the Christmas cookies to the birds. I ran out of room in the freezer so I am pretty sure the birds will be happy for some tidbits.

  2. Those will be some well-fed birds, Vee! What a treat for them!

    Some of my varieties are nearly gone -- just a few eggnog logs left, for example (those are a huge favorite). Some of our cookies are stored in the freezer and others on the cold front porch. I gave a lot away and served them at two different meals. For as long as they last, I'll take cookie trays to the Sunday potlucks at church. And I may take a tray to the nurses' station at the nursing home tomorrow ...The cookies will get eaten, one way or another!

  3. Oh my, the Chocolate Mint Crisps caught my eye. YUMMY! Thank you for sharing. And wish I lived closer ;-) my boys would love to be your taste taster. :-)

  4. I hope you enjoy the chocolate mint crisps if you try them, Carla! And I wish you lived closer too. Taste testers are always good to have!

  5. WOW! What an amazing array of goodies!!

    1. Thanks, Deb! I enjoy baking!

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    1. All that is left now is some fudge, some chocolate dipped candy orange slices, and a few apricot cakes. All in cold storage!


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