I kind of procrastinated big time on my holiday baking this year. Did anyone else feel like December was so short this year? I kept thinking, “I have plenty of time,” only to realize that Christmas is next week!!!! Consequently, I’ve been in a bit of a baking frenzy this week. Here are the things that made it onto my baking list this year. All of these recipes are new to me this year and I have to say, I’ve been very pleased with the the results!
Turtles: I’ve made turtles before, but this year I wanted to make my own caramel that is corn syrup free. Try this recipe and substitute honey for the corn syrup. The honey gives the caramel a rich, unique flavor that compliments the caramel flavor perfectly.
Chewy Coconut Truffles: There are seriously few flavor combinations I like better than coconut and chocolate. These truffles are delicious. I followed the recipe, but substituted dark chocolate for the milk chocolate. The coconut filling is sweet, gooey, and moist. The dark chocolate coating takes it over the top, adding a slightly bitter note to compliment the sweetness of the coconut. I’ve have a hard time resisting these.
Peppermint Patties: I made these with my husband in mind and they definitely give York Peppermint Patties a run for their money. Not to mention, they are so pretty and festive. They make a tasty after-dinner treat or a thoughtful gift to wrap up and give away.
Italian Almond Cookies: I love that these cookies are naturally gluten free. They are sweet, nutty and wonderfully chewy. In my opinion they would be perfect with a cup of English Breakfast Tea.
Hope this gives you a few new ideas for your own holiday baking. What is on your list this year?