One of the best things about this time of year is the nearly constant stream of delicious goodies that turn up at work functions, or are dropped off by kindly neighbors and family. Baking at home fills the house with familiar smells of special spices, and let’s be honest: having the oven on to warm up the kitchen doesn’t hurt any!
Dessert is pretty much my favorite part of a meal (unless there’s cheese involved. or risotto…), and in a way is responsible for this whole blogging adventure, since the first recipe we posted way back in 2011 was for the first version of lemoncakes.
Since we are still limited by physical distance, we can’t have a big holiday bakeoff together (OR COULD WE?!?), but in the spirit of the season, here are some of my favorite recipes from the blog that have a little holiday flair. Most are great for delivering as little gifts to neighbors or bringing to a holiday party. I’m hoping to make up little plates and deliver them to neighbors.
I’d love to know what your families make every holiday season, SO as a bonus, if you comment below with your favorite holiday treat, I’ll put your name in a drawing for a set of Game of Thrones wax seal coasters (like these). The drawing will take place next Wednesday, Dec. 14th, at noon est.
Update: And the winner is Elizabeth F, who recommended some tasty sounding St. Nicholas cookies she encountered in Prague. Congrats!
In the meantime, try some of these tasty recipes:
- Hildegard’s Happy Cookies
- Mini Marzipans
- Elizabethan Wintercakes (cookbook only, sorry!)
- Sept Holiday Buns
- Walnut Pie
- Candied Ginger
- Baked Currant Doughnuts
- Direwolf Bread
- Gooey Apple Rolls
- Roasted Quince
- Roasted Chestnuts
- Panforte ( forthcoming )
- Mini Mince Pies ( forthcoming )
And Happy Holiday Baking!