12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas … Day 9 … Easy Holiday Baking

Hello Friends and “Welcome” to the blog. Today is Day 9 in my 12 Days of Christmas series.


For some people, baking is second nature.  It’s easy, and they don’t have to follow a recipe for simple cookies or a cake.  For me, baking is a lesson.  I only bake once a year, and it always a production.

But this year I’m following a few simple cookie recipes that I incorporated last Christmas that were oh-so-nummy, and easy to make … even for me.

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Here are 6 cookie recipes I snagged from Pinterest.  Last year I made the molasses cookies, the sugar cookies, and the monkey bread.  This year I’m only doing the cookies.

6 Easy Holiday Baking Recipes


Molasses Cookies | What’s Cooking Gabby Blog
(These are super delicious and chewy … mine are below)


Sugar Cookies | Life Love and Sugar Blog
(I Made these as well but they are a little puffier than I would like. I believe that my flour measurement was off, but they’re still really good.)


Monkey Bread | Live Craft Eat Blog
(I made this last year but they exploded in my pan.  I made half amount and they were overflowing but still delicious)


Chocolate Chip Cookie | Ridgely’s Radar
(I love a good chocolate chip cookie, but I probably will not make these until the New Year.)


Vanilla Cake | Lauren’s Latest Blog
(I’m not a natural baker, but I always like to try my hand at new things, so maybe on a snow day I can whip up this tasty cake.)


Lemon Rosemary Butter Cookie | Neighborhood Food Blog
(You had me at “butter cookie”, and I love the combination of lemon and rosemary so I can’t wait to try these.)

Related Post & Links

Pinterest Holiday Sweets Board

My Favorite Cooking Shows

My Mom was what I call a “natural baker”, and she never followed any type of recipe. If I wanted to learn anything I had to pay attention, and when your younger all you care about is eating it.

I just assumed that baking was never my calling, but I’ve learned over time that all you need is patience.  Are you a natural baker? or are you like me and need to follow the recipe line for line?  Let me know down in the comment section of this post.

My Molasses Cookies

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