Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday Treats ... Literally

Last weekend, I spent a staggering $70 on baking ingredients. And if you peeked into my grocery bags, you'd quickly realize that I dropped nearly $100 on candy: milk chocolate, white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, granulated sugar, brown sugar and powdered sugar. All in the name of Christmas. I've since been slaving over a hot cookie sheet, cranking out dozens of holiday cookies. Just two more treats remain before I can hang up the apron for another year.

What's your favorite holiday treat? Share your recipe!


  1. woah thats crazy, but I love baking so fun too, and everyone will love you for making them too! I love making meringues ( easy and I can eat it, and florentines- so good!!!Katie.xx

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  2. I also love love love baking and tomorrow Im shopping for all the baking stuff. I love making this gingerbread apple upside down cake http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/11/gingerbread-apple-upside-down-cake/
    Its really yum:) Happy Tuesday,sweetie

  3. Sounds like my type of grocery shopping! xo

  4. Oh so glad your treats turned out well!! I also just scraped together enough to make some chrissy cooking. I did choc-cheesy truffles, rocky road with wafer biscuits instead of nuts,a nd gingerbread men but they aren't overly gingery :(

  5. Your cookies are looking good and tasty!
    And you've gotten so much more done than me.
    I can't imagine the cost of the groceries, as I can never buy everything I need all at once; but rather in 10 separate trips to the store.

  6. It sure adds up quickly doesnt it? Your cookies look great....and now I need to get a move on with some baking!!!

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  7. I just love PB cookies. I don't know if it is super holiday-themed, but here in Paris I just miss 'em so! At all times.

  8. i only made about four varieties this year, and none of mine looked as perty as yours! i have a birthday cake to make, and i'm on the hunt for peppermint extract. ever try to find that mere days before christmas?!?!

  9. I like to make my dad a custard pie this time of the year.

  10. Yum! I don't have a specific Christmas cookie, but love linzer cookies!

  11. sooo good!!! :D
    I have too many favorites...this year I'm making French Macarons, and we also made candy canes, chocolate cookies, and tons of others XD

  12. Wow!! That's a lot of holiday baking woman! How fun!! :) I haven't made anything special for the holidays yet. I'm thinking I'll try out some simple recipes for cookies this year for gifts to some party hosts.

  13. Your cookies look so yummy! I have done a lot of baking for my office as well. Here is my family favorite peanut butter cookie recipe:
    2 1/2 cups sifted flour
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 cup butter or margarine
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
    2 eggs
    1 cup crunchy peanut butter

    Sift flour with baking powder and salt and set aside. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in peanut butter. Slowly mix in dry ingredients, about 1/3 at a time, until just blended. Chill dough two hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough into 1" balls, arrange 3" apart on greased baking sheets, and flatten by pressing lightly with a sugared fork in a crisscross fashion. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

    Also, check out an awesome cookie recipe exchange blog project here: http://mlovesm.blogspot.com/

  14. That all looks so delicious! I haven't been baking this year but I always look forward to my aunt's homemade mini-pecan pies. It is sad that they are such an involved process and then each one gets gobbled up in 2 bites, but they are SO good!

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  15. Yes baking can be expensive - but homemade goodies are SO worth it!

  16. I buy them I don;t usually bake;)
    These look delicious!

  17. Hoping to make some cookies and chocolate dipped pretzels tomorrow :)

  18. Oh my goodness, I haven't even started baking for the holidays! And these cookies look so good!

  19. I love all the holiday treats :)) My mom knows all the recipes, I just know that I love what we call "vanilla mini-baguettes", "rum snowballs" and "bee nests" :)) I'm glad I came across your blog, I really like it! If you get the time, feel free to check out mine - I think you might like it! If you do, comments and followers are much appreciated :)))

  20. yummmm yummmm yummmm!!! You are making me want to BAKE Cookies RIGHT NOW!!! gotta go check if I have chocolate chips!!!
    Happy Holidays babe!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls


  21. I'm a sucker for the Thimble Cookie Jessica...I can't help it. I've made another batch (this one not hitting the floor) and have cleared out 12 out of 24 cookies in 2 days. And that's practicing restraint. Oy


  22. i've been such a slacker this yr! i've done very little xmas anything other than presents and decorating.
    ps--i have a giveaway i think you'd like.

  23. That is going to be on Friday. I think I just got an idea for a peanut butter cookie..thanks to another comment!

  24. yummy, delectable treats galore! :)

  25. Wow, that sounds like the best grocery bill ever! Yum!


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