Today marks the official start of my holiday baking.
If you follow me on Facebook, you already saw that I made my holiday baking list on Sunday.
I wasn’t kidding when I said it was getting ridiculous.
For some reason, I don’t even flinch when I buy shortening in the little butter-shaped sticks. There is something about a big tub of Crisco that terrifies and makes me insanely happy at the same time.
You don’t have to say it. I know I have issues. We’ve been over this before.
Everyone has already been warned about what will happen to them if they even breathe near this cupboard.
They just laughed at me when I told them.
I don’t think they are scared of me.
My husband rolled his eyes when I contemplated buying a third package.
I have an irrational fear of running out of butter.
Again, issues. I’m aware.
Yesterday, I made my shopping lists (yes, plural) and spent way too much $ purchased everything I need to get started.
In an effort to keep myself organized, I wanted to do a single post that included many of the recipes I will be using this year.
This year’s list not only includes my traditional fare, but also has quite a few new recipes that I am dying to try.
What can I say, it’s just one of the hazards of reading multiple cooking blogs each day.
That, and bigger pants.
Anyway…before I go over our Christmas faves, here are a few of the new recipes I am planning to try:
Along with these new recipes, I plan to repeat some of our favorites:
Molasses Cookies (a double batch because one batch will last us through the weekend. Maybe.)
Decorated Sugar Cookies
Peanut Butter Candy (a spin on the well-known buckeye candy)
Traditional Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Magic Cookie Bars (aka seven-layer bars)
Traditional Spritz Cookies
Mexican Wedding Cakes (aka Russian Tea Cakes)
I would have included the recipes for you all, but I do not have electronic copies. Each recipe is either in a recipe book splattered and smeared with who-knows-what or scribbled on the back of one of my daughter’s spelling tests.
So that’s the overly-ambitious plan so far.
I’m sure the plan will change approximately twelve times before we head home for the holidays.
Am I missing anything?
What are some of your favorites?