Thursday, December 10, 2015

'Tis the Season, to be Baking ... Fa La Laaaa

On the second night of baking, 
my oven hit 
375 degrees. 

Fa La La
La LA LAAAAAAA

There's a office holiday party on tomorrow, so I'm taking treats. Tonight was night 2 of the holiday baking.

Tuesday night, I made dough for these snickdoodles and a Nestle Tollhouse cookie base. I also made a batch of mint brownie bites (with this recipe, scooped into mini-muffin pans and stuffed with a half of an Ande's mint candy) and a new recipe, a pan of the McCormick Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Brownies

Tonight I made these snicker-doodles and the Tollhouse cookies, also scooped into the mini-muffin pans, half stuffed with a Hershey Kiss and half with a Reese's Peanut Butter cups.
This last batch of snicker-doodles got a little crisper than I like, because I got distracted watching Mary Berry and the last episode of the U.S. ABC version of the Great Holiday Baking Show. (The UK show is so much better, but I love Mary's style.)

I always go a little overboard, but there is enough for the hostess's kids, guests to take home left-overs, people who drive me to have left-overs, and for me to eat too many.
Total:

2 doz. PB bites;
2 doz. Kiss bites; 
4 doz. choc. mint browning bites; 
3 doz. snicker-doodles; 
and
1 tray caramel bars

Wait. How am I taking all this on the train?

Oh ...

Fudge. 

Still, this is NOwhere near my holiday baking output of days of yore.
~ photos by iPhone

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