Posted on 12/21/2018 at 11:15 AM by Blog Committee
‘Tis the Season — to Bake!
Ask anyone what the holiday season means to them, and you’ll get a variety of answers. For me, mid-November through the end of December is the season for baking. I enjoy making cookies for the holidays and sharing them with family and friends. And if I bake with the intention of giving them away as gifts, that’s one more trick to keep me from eating too many cookies. But of course I have to taste test something from every batch – how else can I know they’re fit to give away?
I’ve learned a few lessons in the years that I’ve been baking:
Be very careful when making substitutions – just because you read it on the internet, that doesn’t make it a good idea. This is my usual chocolate chip cookie.
This is what happened when the internet suggested I use pumpkin puree as a healthy substitute for butter. (Yes, that’s what they looked like AFTER they were baked.)
You can’t trust a cat around vanilla frosting. (She looks so innocent, doesn’t she?)
Bigger is not always better – sometimes you need a smaller cookie scoop. (Or they need to make bigger Hershey’s Kisses. Yeah, let’s go with that one.)
Want to try for yourself? These aren’t secret family recipes – you can find them all online.
Enjoy! (And don’t forget to taste test everything!)
Written by Jen Casebolt