Baking

This cranberry orange pound cake is easy to make and fancy enough to give away as gifts during the holidays. This cranberry orange pound cake is easy to make and fancy enough to give away as gifts during the holidays.

Like the cranberry orange bread, you can also bake this pound cake ahead of time and freeze it for the holidays. Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1 3/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons orange zest 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup buttermilk* 2 1/2 cups fresh cranberries 2 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder…

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This is a great old-fashioned peppermint cookie recipe that is great for Christmas gift giving. One batch makes a lot of cookies. Store them in the freezer and give them as gifts during the holidays. Ingredients: 1/3 c. crushed peppermints 1 1/4 c. sugar 4 c. flour 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 2…

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These pinwheel cookies are fun to make for Christmas or any time of year. Just change the color to match your party theme. These pinwheel cookies are fun to make for Christmas or any time of year. Just change the color to match your party theme.

This recipe isn’t really hard to make, but it is important to follow the directions carefully. If you don’t have time to finish them all in one day, you can place the roll in the refrigerator for a couple of days before you cut the cookies. You can even freeze the roll for several months.…

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When I was looking for holiday recipes on Pinterest, I ran across this great recipe for gingerbread roll cake. I’ve never made a roll cake before, but I thought I would try making this for Thanksgiving, and it was a big hit. It would be great for Christmas too. I know pumpkin rolls are really…

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These gum drop cookies are a great treat for the holidays or any time. They make a great addition to Christmas cookie exchanges! These gum drop cookies are a great treat for the holidays or any time. They make a great addition to Christmas cookie exchanges!

Gum drop cookies are an old-fashioned kind of bar cookie. You can make them in a jelly roll pan or in a 13×9-inch baking dish, but a jelly roll pan will give you nice straight edges to your bar cookies. I was skeptical with how these would turn out, but it turns out they are…

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I am always looking for new cookie recipes. This Milky Way cookie is basically a chocolate chip cookie dough with chopped up Milky Way bars mixed into the dough instead of chocolate chips. They are really good! Ingredients: 2 sticks butter (1 cup) 3/4 c. sugar 3/4 c. brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla…

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