As I’ve written about previously, I moved to a new home this past spring. For the six months or so previous to that, I was living out of boxes, preparing to move. So, this last Christmas, I did something I didn’t think I’d do. *Whispers* I BOUGHT store baked cookies…..
Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t judge those who do buy cookies. People do it for various reasons. They are too busy or yes, people just don’t like to bake! I know! Shocking, right??? But, it’s ok. We love them all the same :).
But, buying cookies is just NOT me. I love baking. Cakes, cookies, brownies… So, this year I am super excited that I’m able to start baking again! My sister is having her annual Christmas party this weekend, and I signed up to bring cookies. I am making the regular ones. Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodles. May even make Peanut Butter cookies too. I did some research on chocolate chip cookies and how to make them so they aren’t flat. I tried something I found of adding 1 extra egg yolk for every egg added. For the two sticks of butter, add another teaspoon of butter. They tasted pretty good!
I also make Christmas chocolates. You know the ones. Melt the chocolate and put them in their molds. Out pops pretty Christmas shaped chocolates! I haven’t made fudge in awhile, so I’m hoping to do that as well!
To me, baking brings in the Christmas feelings! Turn on Christmas songs and get to baking!
What makes it feel more like Christmas to you? Do you have any traditions that you carried into your adulthood from your childhood? Did you start new ones as an adult?