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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:

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.

 

 

 

Cookies looking uncooked and odd

 

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.)

 

 

Sweet cat looking upcookies with frosting licked off

 

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

 

 

 

 

Disproportionate cookies with chocolates

 

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.

https://www.averiecooks.com/chocolate-chip-and-chunk-cookies/

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sugar-cookies-recipe-1914697

https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/classic-peanut-butter-blossom-cookies/a3563f6e-96b0-443f-ae0a-53cef4be6db6

 

Enjoy! (And don’t forget to taste test everything!)

 

 

Written by Jen Casebolt

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