Winter Holiday baking?

@Ravenladyj (22937)
United States
December 5, 2007 1:02pm CST
For the past few yrs I've taken up baking like a mad woman pretty much for the month of Dec LOL much to the pleasure of my husband and kiddies....Standard baking is things like Chocolate Macaroons, Mincemeat tarts, jam tarts, Gookie Cookies (aka 6 layer cookies), pies, cheesecake, sugar cookies and SOMETIMES shortbread and gingerbread cookies...Last yr I made Kolaky for the first time and I liked it but the family could take it or leave it so I don't know if I'll be making it again this yr.... Do you do holiday baking? What kinds of things do you make? do you have traditional treats that you make for the holidays, things you grew up with or maybe are a culture type treat?
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
5 Dec 07
I love holiday baking. Jam tarts sound really good. Can you share the recipe? I make sugar cookies,2 kinds of fudge,chow mien noodle candy,payday candy,and whatever else I decide on the spur of the moment.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Is fudge hard to make? My kids and husband LOVE fudge and i do have a recipe or two for it but I've never made it before..Is there a trick to it or can I just whip it up as the recipe instructs? Jam tarts are pretty basic...I just make pie crust (I can share my recipe if you like, very tasty), use a larger drinking glass to cut the tart circles, put a touch of jam in the center of each then ptu another tart circle on top and seal the sides..then bake.....I would LOVE to get my hands on a tart pan which is basically like a muffin pan but the containers are more shallow..My mum had one when I was growing up but I cant seem to find one anywhere....oh but I've not checked Ebay LOL I'll do that right now :-D
• Canada
5 Dec 07
Oooh fudge is so good for the holidays! And I almost forgot my brother's favourite, butterscotch marshmallow squares and chow mein cookies...
• United States
8 Dec 07
I usually make an apple pie (or two) and a pumpkin pie. Sometimes I make chocolate covered cherries, peanut butter balls...things like that. This year though all I have planned besides the pies (and I may not do that this year but hope to) is the cherries.
• United States
6 Dec 07
Haha i made muffins in a wok pan ,does that count?? i have never baked anything other then muffins,well mabey a cake once. im not a good baker i dont think..what the heck is 6 layers cookies,or kolaki? i want some
• United States
6 Dec 07
I love to bake, although when I am actually baking I tend to get upset and wonder why I do it every year, lol. But I love the end result. I already made up a list of things I plan to bake in the next couple of weeks leading up to Christmas and a grocery list so I have enough supplies. I plan to make a couple batches each of: Chocolate chip cookies oatmeal raisin cookies peanut butter cookies sugar cookies butter cookies kolacky and at least one batch of these: mint chip cookies no bake cookies rice crispie squares cupcakes (with green frosting and sprinkles) maybe a cheese cake I also make pumpkin pie and apple crisp for Christmas. I might make a carrot cake or something because my husband has been bugging me about that for years. I use cake mixes to save time but the cookies I make from scratch.
@draconess (651)
• Canada
5 Dec 07
I totally go on a baking rampage around this time of year! This weekend I baked a loaf of bread, made spinach dip to go with it, and baked a bunch of banana bread and muffins. My favourite holiday treats to make are rum balls, ginger snaps, peanut butter snowballs, candy cane cookies, lemon squares... all the yummy treats mom used to make when we were growing up :) And this year I'm going to make a batch of mint chocolate truffle cookies *drool* soooooo decadent and delicious!
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
5 Dec 07
I love holiday baking! Which has my mom excited since it means a lot less work for her to do this year since I'll be home for Christmas. I always do lekvare cookies (a family recipe), chocolate chip cookies and any others that appeal to me. This year I'm gonna do some really nice cinnamon cookies as well as peanut butter cookies. There will also be cheesecake, pumpkin pie and probably a few other things. Someone on another message board told me about a 2 ingredient fudge that I might try. It's basically a bag of chocolate chips melted and a container of frosting that's been warmed to a liquid consistency. They get mixed together and put into the pan and allowed to set at room temperature. considering all the different varieties of chips and frosting, the flavor possibilities are endless.