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I take a ceramics painting class every Tuesday night. It’s no secret. I’ve been going for over 11 years, and the ladies I hang out with are pretty fabulous. Most of them also happen to be much older than me (and a couple of them are in their 80s.) Every year, we try to get together for a holiday party, and for the past few years, I’ve hosted it. And this year is no different. I’m hosting our party this Saturday.
I like to cook, and I really love to bake. I went through a cake decorating phase for a while (and my ceramic lady friends were my taste-testers) and then about two years ago I got hooked on pie-making. I can pretty much be counted on to bring dessert to any party, especially this one.
I have just a few days to complete my baking, and it’s going to be a challenge to complete it this year, while also tending to an infant. But I’ll push through and make it happen, all in the name of good cookies. And pie.
I really want to make a an apple pie like this one. Except maybe using a different pie crust cutter (different from the reindeer.) I might try for snowflakes.
And for sure, I’ll have peanut blossoms. They’ve become my go-to cookie for Christmastime.
Last year, I combined sugar cookies with peanut blossoms and created boxes for gifts. They were such a hit that I plan on doing the same again this year. Really, who doesn’t want cookies during this time of year?
Besides those two types of cookies, I haven’t really attempted any other holiday-type cookies. I’m not sure I even know where to begin. (Any suggestions??)
My husband mentioned that we have a frosting he bought that “needs” to be used before March. He thought we could make it for a time we have to attend a party or are hosting a party – and now it looks like we might be hosting another party in two weeks, so we have at least two excuses to bake a cake.
But, really, do you need a good excuse to bake a cake? Yeah. I didn’t think so.
What’s your favorite dessert this time of year? And what should I attempt to bake next?