It’s a tradition in my family to make these cookies every Christmas. I’m not sure how to describe them – there’s no peppermint flavor. They’re just buttery, kind of shortbread-y, and almond-y. And really tasty. First you make the dough (a double batch, if you know what’s good for you). Split in half, dying one […]
*Bunneh Test Kitchen; not for sale* Does making candy count as baking? I’m in the kitchen and melting things and making an effort, so I think it should. I’m learning more about how to get them melted and to the right consistency without scorching. I made a handful of Christmas candies for the office – […]
This batch of holiday baking shouldn’t have been very labor-intensive: I was just making my tried-and-true chocolate chip recipe that I’ve been using for ages, but adding Nestlé Tollhouse red and green chocolate chips. All the festivity, none of the effort! Since it was all so simple, I decided to go to my boyfriend’s apartment […]
This was my first attempt at making royal icing and using the flood method of frosting cookies. Obviously mine did not turn out as perfect and pretty as the ones in that blog. 🙂 I guess I will just have to keep practicing! First I made the gingerbread (due to time constraints, I just used […]
Halloween cupcakes! These are yellow cake, made from a recipe in my handy Better Homes & Gardens cookbook, with basic vanilla buttercream frosting. The little toppers were purchased at JoAnn Fabric; the mummy parts were sent by my mom (I think from WalMart or Target).
Not satisfied with just making chocolate chip cookies (from scratch, of course) using Nestlé Tollhouse’s orange chocolate chips, I decided to also make “gingerdead” men with my cookie cutter. Some of their heads fell off when people picked them up, which seemed appropriate!
These were made with yellow cake, using this pan, which creates sort of large acorn-shaped cakes. I froze those and cut them in half, then they were dipped first in orange candy melts. They were put in the fridge to harden (I was impatient), then dipped just a little bit into white candy melts. Ta-da! […]
Because who doesn’t love dinosaurs on the 4th of July? These are just basic sugar cookies – I believe I got the recipe from my Better Homes & Gardens cookbook.