25 Days of Christmas Baking: Day 25 – Christmas Breakfast

MERRY CHRISTMAS! The day is finally here! Well it’s both a very happy and kind of bittersweet day because that means this 25 Days of Christmas Baking Challenge is OVER! I can proudly say that I’ve made over 25 different recipes, filled up two freezers, and filled the tummies of happy friend and family! Now it’s early Christmas Morning, and I just made these delectable one hour cinnamon rolls from I Heart Nap Time to wake up my family!

Fresh out of the oven!!

I’ve made a few other cinnamon roll recipes in the past, but never using yeast. These rolls are easy, super fluffy, and of course are quick because everyone is running around like crazy today!

Nice and iced!!

Well off to save the gifts from being ripped apart by my cat!! 😀 Sending lots of love and cheer to you and your family!

This morning at the little pink house. All is quiet, not even a mouse!
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25 Days of Christmas Baking: Day 24 – Cookies for Santa

What kind of cookie did you leave for Santa as a kid?! For me, it was always nothing but chocolate chip and a big glass of milk!!

Santa must have to eat millions of cookies tonight (living the dream for sure!) so it’s important that your cookies are little bites of pure goodness! I went with this super easy recipe:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 cups flour

1/2 cup chocolate chips (or white chips or even raisins if Santa is into that!)

How to Make Them

1. Preheat oven to 375F. With a mixer, cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well.

2. In a separate bowl add the baking soda, salt, and flour. Add the dry mix to the wet and mix until combined.

3. Stir in the chocolate chips. With a spoon, scoop out the mix and place the balls on a lined baking tray. No need to flatten down. I made my cookies pretty small (about 1 inch)

4. Bake for 9 minutes or until the edges are brown but the cookies are still soft.

5. Put out for Santa with a tall glass of milk!

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25 Days of Christmas Baking: Day 21 – Peanut Butter

I knew from day one of this challenge exactly what I was going to do for peanut butter day! These are Butterscotch Confetti Squares and they are the most wonderful dessert of the year!

All you need for these magic squares is peanut butter, butter, butterscotch chips, colourful mini marshmallows and just a couple of quick minutes. Then you have magic in your tummy!

The full recipe can be found here at Art and the Kitchen!

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25 Days of Christmas Baking: Day 18 – Brownies

Today was my annual work Christmas bake exchange, so I ended up doing two bakes. Was a super duper sugar overload!

I can’t even remember the last time I’ve even had a brownie so I was kind of excited to eat these chewy fudgy bites of happiness! But the brown colour is so not my thing! I wanted something colour and fun, and these fudgy Christmas tree brownies from Dinner at the Zoo caught my eye! They are a from scratch recipe (I don’t really like using boxed mixes when it’s just as easy to make your own!!)

I was already stuffed with brownie batter when I went on to bake #2 which was my bake for my exchange. I decided to make these bright green Grinch Cookies from Stress Baking because I wanted something bright and cute. Look at the little hearts! They made my heart grow three sizes!

They were a big hit! And I collected even more baked goods from the other girls at work!

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25 Days of Christmas Baking: Day 15 – Cake

Not quite sure what compelled me to do two big bakes today, but thanks to the silly sugar monster within me rising up here we are! Anyways, todays challenge was CAKE! That’s a bit of a vague prompt since there are so many interpretations of cake. I was thinking of some kind of big layered thing, but then realized that cake is hard to give away, and there is no room AT ALL to stuff that in my freezer! Then I came across SUGAR PLUM FAIRY CUPCAKES from Sally’s Baking Addiction and I had to make them (like I spent days daydreaming about them)!

The name on it’s own invokes whimsical sparkly holiday cheer, and they are just gorgeous little bundles of sweet frosting and spice.

I was almost dancing as I mixed up the cake batter which is so fragrant with cinnamon and nutmeg. They couldn’t bake fast enough to frost with pretty purple buttercream and candies and cookies galore.

This is by far my favourite recipe in a while, and I’m going to make it over and over again.

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