I love to bake at Christmas. When I was a little girl my mom worked for a store that would often result in her working on Christmas Day. It was hard for little me to be patient and wait for her to get off work in order to open presents so my Grandma would help me bake cookies. So many cookies. Dozens and dozens of cookies. A Plethora of cookies. You get the point.
We would bake sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread cookies, and snickerdoodles. We would also make no bakes, buckeyes, potato candy and divinity fudge.
We filled tin after tin with cookies, candies and other handmade edibles. Then we would deliver them to neighbors and friends. And before I knew it mom would be home and we would be officially celebrating Christmas.
Here are some of the gingerbread cookies my mother, sister and I made several years ago. There is a fez, pasties and a g-string, lederhosen, and more…
We try to get together every year to bake a little bit and to spend the time together. Last year we made these masterpieces…
Do you bake with your family? What are your favorite things to make?
I love baking, whether at the holidays or any other time. Sweet mince pies and cookies being the main thing I make around the holidays, especially cinnamon cookies. One time I made white chocolate ccranberry cookies, which were very tasty if I say so myself. I don’t always make several different kinds, but when I do I make each flavour of cookie a different shape.