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