Well, it is official. I have been bit by the baking bug!
FYI, I got my Christmas apron from here, which is definitely one of my favorite places to get beautiful aprons!
Back to the baking...So far this year I have made red velvet candy cane cupcakes, gooey butter cookies, and peppermint fudge brownies. And I want to make more!
I can't believe Christmas is next week. I feel a baking surge coming on. Thankfully, I have plenty of willing coworkers who double as my taste testers ;-) And a very pregnant best friend.
Also, when one has an apron that is just so cute, shouldn't one put it to use? There are so many treats I want to try my hand at, so I have decided to put together a list of recipes I would like to make next week.
CINNAMON SWIRL SNICKERDOODLES
I LOVE snickerdoodles. It could have to do with my love for vanilla and cinnamon. Pretty sure it does.
I found this amazing recipe that I cannot wait to try, but I think I might give it a little twist...
We have a couple of unopened containers of eggnog leftover from our party that I need to use up before they go to waste. mmb loves the stuff so I figured I would give this recipe a little try.
Another option, might be eggnog ice cream. Or maybe eggnog pancakes?
OATMEAL WHITE CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY COOKIES
Don't these sound so like they would perfectly complement a steaming cup of tea?
FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE
mmb's mom makes this for us and my coworkers are more than psyched when I bring it in. They have coined it the "evil breakfast" because it it so irresistible! Since it is the last week before vacation, I think it is the perfect time for it!
The big guy requested these a few years ago after hearing the recipe on NPR, and they have become a tradition every since.
Another tradition! The first year we made these they were a success! Unfortunately every year since, they have failed! Is this the year to redeem ourselves???
Well, I have made my list and next week I will be checking it twice. I might make some, I might make all. All I know is that this kitchen of ours is going to be busy and smelling festive.
Oh, and I get to wear that cute apron ;-)