I don't know about you but the Christmas season is always a feastathon. It ends up being day after day of this perpetual fullness. This year has been no exception. If I wasn't at friend and family gatherings I was up late baking dozens of cookies and goodies to fill baskets and give away as presents. Getting baked and homemade goodies is one of my favourite things and also giving them away. This year I added a few new things to my repertoire. I made chocolate gingerbread, double chocolate shortbread, apricot cranberry pound cake, hot chocolate on the stick, slow cooker trail mix (mom's recipe) , cake pops and sugar cookies.
There's something really fun about having a table full of cookies and bags of icing lined up.
At this time of year whenever I bake I always think back to my childhood and helping my mother make candycane cookies.
Well I hope your Christmas holidays were as filled with friends and family and baked goods as mine was!! And if it was anything like mine you'll be hitting the treadmill January 2 to work off all this holiday "fun" that I gained.
Happy new year!