I love to bake all year round but especially at the holidays.
It fills me with so much love and holiday spirit not only to bake all the goodies I grew up eating but also making new recipes that will hopefully bring memories in the years to come.
Here are a few of my all time favorites...
COOKIES, it just isn't Christmas without a pile of cookies.
Ginger Krinkles, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Cranberry Pistachio Cookies, Cranberry Orange Thumbprints, Sugar Cookies and Whipped Shortbread. All very good options.
A good Holiday Bar or Square is a must.
Nanaimo Bars, Only at Christmas Brownies, Butterscotch Marshmallow Squares, Sugar Cookie Bars and Gingerbread Bars. Ohhh I want one of each right now!
Then there are the holiday cakes and cupcakes...
Cranberry Orange Muffins, Egg Nog Mini Muffins and Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce. Oh that sauce... You will love it!
Then there are the tarts and other delicious treats.
Butter Tarts, Almond Bark, Peanut Butter Balls, Mincemeat Tarts and Puppy Chow. ALL of these are must haves for me!
Then to wash it all down some of my favourite holiday drinks.
Cranberry Sparkler, Egg Nog Smoothie and Christmas Sangria. All are perfection but it isn't the holidays until I have had 1 or 4 or those Cranberry Sparklers!
Now I just have to decide which of all of those lovely treats to make, decisions, decisions.
What are you all making this year? Family favourites, new ideas?
I can't wait to get in the kitchen and start baking!!