Members Area
Countdown to Christmas --
Visit My Merry Christmas on Facebook!   Visit My Merry Christmas on Twitter!   Get My Merry Christmas on RSS
Navigation » Merry Forums of My Merry Christmas > Christmas Hands-On > Christmas Decorations > Projects » What are you baking for Christmas?

My Merry Christmas Announcement


  Log-in
  Register



















» Stats
Members: 10,081
Threads: 53,856
Posts: 619,199
Top Poster: xmas365 (163,291)
Welcome to our newest member, Blitz
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-14-2009, 03:14 PM
mommytotwo's Avatar
mommytotwo mommytotwo is offline
Christmasologist
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,849
Thanks: 42
Thanked 231 Times in 136 Posts
mommytotwo is a good elfmommytotwo is a good elfmommytotwo is a good elfmommytotwo is a good elfmommytotwo is a good elfmommytotwo is a good elfmommytotwo is a good elfmommytotwo is a good elfmommytotwo is a good elfmommytotwo is a good elf
holly What are you baking for Christmas?

What sort of yummy treats are you baking? Feel free to share any recipes.
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 10-14-2009, 07:15 PM
Mumof2's Avatar
Mumof2 Mumof2 is offline
One Happy lil Elf
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Belmont,NH
Posts: 5,732
Blog Entries: 10
Thanks: 681
Thanked 1,151 Times in 816 Posts
Mumof2 makes Santa very happyMumof2 makes Santa very happyMumof2 makes Santa very happyMumof2 makes Santa very happyMumof2 makes Santa very happyMumof2 makes Santa very happyMumof2 makes Santa very happyMumof2 makes Santa very happyMumof2 makes Santa very happyMumof2 makes Santa very happyMumof2 makes Santa very happy
I will do candy cane fudge again,thanks to officepro for the recipe here in this section.Chocolate covered pretzels,snowmen pops(also in this section)christmas trees,candy pizza's for the kids.
__________________
GO PATRIOTS!!

Pray for Peace People Everywhere!
Victoria
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-14-2009, 07:42 PM
Christmas-A-Holic's Avatar
Christmas-A-Holic Christmas-A-Holic is online now
Magi

Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas!
Posts: 31,003
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 18,643
Thanked 52,214 Times in 9,479 Posts
Christmas-A-Holic leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmas-A-Holic leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmas-A-Holic leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmas-A-Holic leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmas-A-Holic leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmas-A-Holic leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmas-A-Holic leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmas-A-Holic leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmas-A-Holic leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmas-A-Holic leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmas-A-Holic leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saint
I use to devote one cloudy cold December day to baking each year. I would make homemade fudge, caramel, snowball cookies, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies and cream cheese mints. It would take me from early morning until early evening to make everything since I tripled and quadrupled my recipes. I would pass it out to all of our maintenance men at the apartments we use to manage. Then made up trays of goodies for my family and friends.

I have not done that much baking in over 7 years and miss it. I now just bake up a few trays of cookies and decorate them. I would like to get back to all day baking again and may do that this year. I loved doing that!
__________________






Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-14-2009, 07:47 PM
Smiley21's Avatar
Smiley21 Smiley21 is offline
Mistletoeologist
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,091
Thanks: 830
Thanked 310 Times in 105 Posts
Smiley21 would be nice to meet under the mistletoeSmiley21 would be nice to meet under the mistletoeSmiley21 would be nice to meet under the mistletoeSmiley21 would be nice to meet under the mistletoeSmiley21 would be nice to meet under the mistletoeSmiley21 would be nice to meet under the mistletoeSmiley21 would be nice to meet under the mistletoeSmiley21 would be nice to meet under the mistletoeSmiley21 would be nice to meet under the mistletoeSmiley21 would be nice to meet under the mistletoeSmiley21 would be nice to meet under the mistletoe
I love to bake period so whatever looks or sounds good to me I'm all down for it lol
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-14-2009, 09:53 PM
made582's Avatar
made582 made582 is offline
MMC's Ambassador to the North Pole


Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 143,518
Blog Entries: 7
Thanks: 98,387
Thanked 156,518 Times in 28,933 Posts
made582 leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintmade582 leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintmade582 leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintmade582 leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintmade582 leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintmade582 leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintmade582 leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintmade582 leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintmade582 leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintmade582 leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintmade582 leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saint
I usually make alot of cookies. I make peanut butter, snickerdoodles, peanut butter blossoms, sugar, chocolate chip, white chocolate chip with cranberries, butterscotch chip, thumbprints, and a few more that I change from year to year. I also make fudge, buckeyes, meltaways, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate bark, hard candy, peppermint patties, truffles, molded chocolates, peanut butter cups, and this year I want to make some creme filled chocolates.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-15-2009, 06:59 AM
Chillywilly's Avatar
Chillywilly Chillywilly is offline
Mistletoeologist
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,249
Thanks: 320
Thanked 187 Times in 134 Posts
Chillywilly is a good elfChillywilly is a good elfChillywilly is a good elfChillywilly is a good elfChillywilly is a good elfChillywilly is a good elfChillywilly is a good elfChillywilly is a good elfChillywilly is a good elfChillywilly is a good elf
We will bake all types of cookies, cakes, sweet potatoe pies, peach cobber, Pineapple upside down cake is the speciality.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-15-2009, 07:05 AM
MsChristmas's Avatar
MsChristmas MsChristmas is offline
Santa's Mentor
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 5,687
Thanks: 3,327
Thanked 2,817 Times in 1,099 Posts
MsChristmas you could wrap up and put under the treeMsChristmas you could wrap up and put under the treeMsChristmas you could wrap up and put under the treeMsChristmas you could wrap up and put under the treeMsChristmas you could wrap up and put under the treeMsChristmas you could wrap up and put under the treeMsChristmas you could wrap up and put under the treeMsChristmas you could wrap up and put under the treeMsChristmas you could wrap up and put under the treeMsChristmas you could wrap up and put under the treeMsChristmas you could wrap up and put under the tree
I always make choc chip, spritz (almond cookies made with a cookie gun) my Mom has been making these since I was little and we put green food dye in them and they are shaped like Christmas trees..they are my favorite and sugar cookies. This year we are going over to my In Laws for a "Cooking Baking Party"...we are each bringing 2 recipes and will end up making about 10-12 different kinds of cookies..Im really looking forward to this because it wont take as much time to make that many differnt cookies but we will each get to take some of each others cookies and maybe find a new favorite?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-15-2009, 10:09 AM
Holiday's Avatar
Holiday Holiday is offline
Magi
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 39,808
Thanks: 33,993
Thanked 22,690 Times in 3,656 Posts
Holiday leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintHoliday leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintHoliday leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintHoliday leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintHoliday leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintHoliday leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintHoliday leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintHoliday leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintHoliday leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintHoliday leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintHoliday leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saint
Christmas Turtle Candies
¼ lb. pecan halves
24 individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
1 tsp. shortening
1 C. semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300º. Cover cookie sheets with aluminum foil, shiny side exposed. Lightly grease foil w/ vegetable spray. Place 3 pecan halves in a Y shape on the foil. Place 1 caramel candy in the center of each Y. Bake just until caramel is melted, about
9-10 minutes. Heat shortening & choc. chips over low heat just until choc. is melted. Spread over candies & refrigerate 30 minutes.


Peanut Brittle – Mom & Dad
1 ½ C. white sugar
1 C. white karo
Cook until it starts to bubble
Add:
2 C. raw peanuts &
1 tsp. salt
Boil until it’s a light amber color (Boil pretty hot – Mom sets her stove on about 8 for about 7-8 minutes – my stove on 6 – 6 ½ & boil about 7 minutes)
Take off burner & add:
2 tsp. baking soda
Stir until it bubbles & soda mixes in (Mom said maybe about ½ minute – if that) Pour onto a greased cookie sheet, or buttered Reynolds wrap. Mom said it works better to have 2 people to pour b/c you have to do it so fast, or it won’t be as light – one to hold the pan & one to scrape it out.


Sponge Candy
1 C. sugar
1 C. dark Karo
1 tsp. cane molasses (opt.)
1 T. vinegar
1 T. soda
Cook 1st 4 ingredients in large heavy pan, at med. Heat. Stir constantly. Cook to hard crack (300º). Remove from heat. Add soda & mix well. Pour on buttered jelly roll pan. Cook & crack gently. Dip in melted chocolate – 1 C. choc. chips & 2 large bars melted


Creamy Mocha Fudge

2 cups (12-ounce package) HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips
2 tablespoons milk
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
4 teaspoons powdered instant coffee dissolved in 1 tablespoon warm water OR 1 tablespoon
coffee-flavored liqueur
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts

Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil.

Combine semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, milk, sweetened condensed milk, coffee mixture and vanilla in heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chips are melted.
Remove from heat; stir in nuts.
Spread evenly into prepared pan. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
Remove from pan; place on cutting board. Peel off foil; cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator.

NOTE: For best results, do not double this recipe.


Chow Mein Noodle Candy
1 pkg. chocolate chips (12 oz. – 2 C.)
1 pkg. butterscotch chips (12 oz.)
1 C. canned planters peanuts (6 ½ oz.)
1 C. chow mein noodles
Melt chips in double broiler (or micro). When melted add peanuts & noodles. Stir. Drop by spoonful onto wax paper.


Oreo Cookie Truffles
1 (16 ounce) pkg.OREO Cookies, crushed
1 (8 ounce) Cream Cheese, softened
16 oz. Melted white chocolate
Crush cookies to fine crumbs in food processor;.(Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.)
Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.


Peanut Butter Cups

1 C. Peanut Butter
¼ C. Margarine
2 C. Powdered Sugar

Mix peanut butter, butter, & sugar until well blended. Shape into 3 rolls (I shape it into a lot of small rolls-it’s easier I think), & wrap in waxed paper. Put in freezer for 30 minutes. Put a drop of chocolate in the bottom of a small paper cup. Cut the rolls into slices, put peanut butter in the drop of chocolate & cover peanut butter with chocolate.

The recipe calls for chocolate to be 1 (12 oz.) milk choc. Chips & 3 T. shortening
If you can find Country Kitchen Cocoa Lite, you don’t need the shortening. I cut back on the powdered sugar. I also double the batch & It takes 5 bags of choc. Chips.

If using a double boiler to melt the chocolate, use very hot water, not boiling


Christmas Cut-Out Cookies
1 C. Shortening (Jean uses ½ C. margarine & ½ C. Crisco)
2 C. Sugar
3 Eggs
1 C. Sour milk (1 C. milk minus 1 tsp. + 1 tsp. vinegar)
1 tsp. Baking Soda
4 tsp. Baking Powder
Pinch of salt
½ tsp. almond extract
5 C. flour

Works best if it is set in the fridge overnight. Roll ¼” thick & cut out. Bake 7-9 min. @ 350º.
__________________
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace & goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Calvin Coolidge

Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Holiday For This Useful Post:
Carol (10-15-2009), loksi (10-18-2009), MsChristmas (10-15-2009)
  #9  
Old 10-15-2009, 01:25 PM
Minta's Avatar
Minta Minta is offline
Christmas Royalty
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: South NJ
Posts: 4,549
Thanks: 2,297
Thanked 2,509 Times in 920 Posts
Minta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the tree
I will do several baking:

In the beginning of Dec I will make applesauce bread, fudge candy, chocolate cookies with vanilla chips, chocolate chip cookies and ginger bread cookies.

During my 3 day bakefest the weekend before Christmas I will bake/make:
Cookies: all of these will be double or triple batches
Chocolate chip
chocolate cookies with peanutbutter chips
Cut out sugar
Molasses
Spritz
Peanutbutter Blossoms (peanutbutter cookies with the hersey kiss in the center)
Peanutbutter surprise - peanutbutter cookies baked in mini cupcake papers with a reesecup pressed in the center

Breads/cakes: - regular and mini loaf sizes
Applesauce bread
Pumpkin bread
Orange Cranberry bread

Fudge

I am still going through my recipes so I may be adding a couple new things this year.

Christmas Eve I will make my pies for Christmas dinner: apple crumb and pumpkin.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Minta For This Useful Post:
MsChristmas (10-15-2009)
  #10  
Old 10-15-2009, 01:26 PM
novelist novelist is offline
Mistletoeologist
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: connecticut
Posts: 1,106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 574 Times in 346 Posts
novelist is a good elfnovelist is a good elfnovelist is a good elfnovelist is a good elfnovelist is a good elfnovelist is a good elfnovelist is a good elfnovelist is a good elfnovelist is a good elfnovelist is a good elf
I'll be baking Pumpkin Pie bread. We plan on having it for thanksgiving and Christmas breakfast, but enjoy it other times of the year, so I always freeeze some to enjoy throughtout the year. I also plan on baking oatmeal rasin cookies, and peanurt butter blossom cookies.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Listen to the Merry Podcast NOW

Christmas Fans -- Ranking the Best of Christmas



2012 Founder's Award