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‘Tis the Season — to Bake!

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:

Image of a chocolate chip cookie 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.




Image of raw cookie dough about to be baked.


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.)



Image of a grey and orange cat.Image of star shaped frosted cookies.


You can’t trust a cat around vanilla frosting. (She looks so innocent, doesn’t she?)





Image of peanut butter cookies with Hershey kisses in the middle.


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

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