You know I am always looking for a reason to bake. There is no better reason than to share treats with friends and family. It’s my way of saying I love you. Here’s a round up of what I made this year. I’ll link to recipes for you if there is a link.
I made this Eggnog Banana Bread with an Eggnog Glaze because I had bananas I needed to use and eggnog I needed to use. No recipe link here. I just used my grandma’s basic banana bread and swapped out eggnog for the milk. Then I thought it could use a little more eggnoginess so I made a glaze with eggnog and powered sugar.
Next, I made these Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels. I wanted a little more cinnamony sugary deliciousness so I made 1 and a half of the vegetable oil coating. They were really good but didn’t have the wow factor I was looking for. I had white chocolate in the cupboard and it seemed like the perfect addition. It was!
I only made this one cookie. It was supposed to be a really cute red and white spiral cookie. But I thought that I would take a short cut and use a sugar cookie mix. Wrong! It turned out more like a red and white tie dye cookie. Oh well! I rolled them in pretty sprinkles and they turned out okay.
One of my favorites this year were these Peppermint Stars. Oh man! I took this tray to work and people were talking about them the next day. They said they were like a York peppermint patty only 100 times better. I used the smallest Christmasy cookie cutter I had. They could really be Peppermint anything. How about hearts for Valentine’s Day?
These Saltine Cracker Toffees where my absolute favorite! I may or may not have eaten this entire plate as soon as the picture was snapped. It also may or may not be true that I ate them for breakfast… twice… once crumbled into a smoothie. So addictive! My apologies because these did not make it into the hands of any friends.