Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Charlevoix Pre-cuts are here.

I am glad to say that Wednesday is way better than Monday. Once I got a human on the phone at Shoes.com, my problem was solved. The correct slipper socks are one their way - and with an extra discount. Yeah! But, they can't get here soon enough. If it isn't cold enough, Bill is getting ready to go out and play hockey. Outside. It's kind of a big deal. He's going to skate a few shifts here.
Some of the locals will have a game there tonight - a few days before the Big Chill.

I'll just be watching the Big Chill on t.v. as I have other plans this weekend. I am going to make these.These are some peppermint chocolate cookies make by pookie and schnookie. I will make some caramel corn and some other things too. Santa has asked me to get these to some very good children this Christmas. I'm really looking forward to it.

And for those of you who asked for a better view of the silver tree.....Gibby says "Hey!"

And now...the important stuff. Make a comment here about Christmas baking. Are you doing it? Not doing it? What are you making? Links to recipes will be appreciated by all. If you comment before midnight Saturday, December 11th you could win one of these.A Chippewa Nine Patch pattern and a Charleviox Charm pack™
Or a Janie's Quilt pattern and a bunch of Petit Fours™
Or a Liberty Road pattern and a Honey Bun™

Keep warm, everyone.

Laurie

161 comments:

Jane said...

Not anticipating Christmas baking here. We don't need the calories!

Susan McCrea said...

My DH keeps asking for homemade cookies daily. I haven't made any. No desire to have that much temptation around the house. They never last long and I usually get the old crumbly ones at the bottom of the cookie tin. I like to make simple, good tasting and good looking cookies. Any suggestions/recipes?The chocolate peppermint ones look like I should at least try one...

Anonymous said...

I will be baking shortbread and molasses cookies.... I am not a great baker so this could be a one time only.

When do we get to see photos of the wedding cake????
Jill

lesthook said...

No baking. I'm being grandma napped and taken to Disney World this Christmas.

Deb G. in VA said...

The peppermint chocolate cookies look yummy! I'm not doing much baking this year ... nobody to eat it and we don't need it! Thanks for the giveaway.

SoozeM said...

I have been baking my mums shortbread, and while it turned out OK it was not as good as my mum makes, so I obviously need to keep working on it! I am going to attempt her Christmas Cake next, I tried it a few years ago and it was a disaster, but I have a new oven now so I am hoping that will make a difference!

Carol said...

I love your new fabric, it's so French Country. I have my baking supplies, I just need to do the baking. I need to add those chocolate peppermint cookies to my baking list.

farmhousequilter8 said...

I made a Dried Apple Stack Cake for my sisters birthday and will be making another one this weekend. We both have December birthdays so I will probably make mine at the end of the month. Love those Stack Cakes !!! Will also be making Peanut Butter Roll.
Paula

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Minimal baking will be done and some candy making. I'll made some waffle iron cookies, caramel and almond butter toffee. The kids will be satisfied if they have the favorites.

Becky said...

Yes, I love baking. Our family favorite is Chocolate Chip with mint chips. I'm meeting with my SIL next week. We are making fudge and pralines. I've never made pralines before so she is mentoring me:) My DH baked cookies this week from The Food Network magazine. Awesome cookies. We will make more for the holidays. Enjoy your baking!

Michele said...

I will make Ginger Crinkles and try to not eat more than a few!

Quilt n Queen said...

Happy baking Laurie, the chocolate cookies look yummy but I am doing very little baking this year. Love to eat it but my hip say no. Down to a size 10 from 18 and love how I feel I like what I see. I just don't want to be tempted!!!
Hugs from Canton Michigan.

Cathy said...

I don't do a lot of Christmas baking because there are too few of us to eat it and I don't need any extra padding (got plenty already). But here is my recipe for Apricot Citrus Cranberry Compote, a great side dish for brunch and somewhat healthy (it is fruit!). http://quiltingonmainstreet.blogspot.com/2010/11/apricot-citrus-cranberry-compote-recipe.html

scottylover said...

Love to bake for the holiday but the thing I enjoy most is making my hand dipped chocolates. My step-mom taught me and she learned from a neighbor over 40 years ago. They are yummy! I'm going to start this weekend and hope to get them all done next week.

Sandy A
scotty4me39 @ yahoo.com

Logan said...

Ooooohhh! Those cookies look so good! I love peppermint and chocolate! My Dad has been driving me crazy because I haven't made christmas goodies yet. The new line is great. I love the new twist of colors and can't repeat Can't wait for the yardage to be available so I can finish off projects! Keep up the great work!

Merry CHRISTmas Everyone!!!

sandra said...

My daughter and I finallu live close enough to do our christmas baking together and have bought all the ingredients and her, I, and my grandson all got H1N1 and she ended up in hospital on a respirator so I guess we won't do it this year before xmas but maybe after when we are all better. I love all of your give aways

Lizzie said...

Oh yes, Christmas baking, love it. We have traditional things the kids can't live without at Christmas and now the grandchildren expect them too..
Fruit mince pies, shortbread, cinnamon cookies and we always have some little lemon tarts with a crisp meringue topping. As it's summer here fresh berry cheesecake is always on the agenda too, oh my, I'd better get going hadn't I...?
Lizzie
xxx

Dee said...

I loved Christmas baking with my mom and sister growing up. But now that we live far away, we don't do it much. It's just my husband and I at home and there's only so much we can eat.

Pati said...

My sister used to do all the Christmas baking and then share with us. But she unexpectedly passed away this year and I don't have the energy to make any cookies or candies. When the kids were younger I would bake sugar cookies and let them frost and decorate them.

I love your fabrics and patterns!

Anonymous said...

Hi. We don't celebrate Christmas, but I still bake yummy stuff all te time anyway. mom at coxville dot com

irishgirlsews said...

It isn't Christmas at my house till the cookies come out of the oven. My youngest who is 15, still looks forward to this crazy week, where each evening after work I try to bake 3 different types of cookies. They are so well received by my co-workers, along with some carmel corn, & divinity & fudge.....Yum its all good.
Wendy

Jeana said...

Every year the beginning of December I always say I'm going to bake a bunch of cookies, candies, etc. for the neighbors. We been here nine years and I've done it maybe once? It's the thought that counts, right???

Rhonda P. said...

This year for the Christmas baking we are doing a Cookie and Bread Exchange. Everyone bakes just a lot of one item then we meet and everyone gets a little of everything. Should be fun!

rebecca said...

Your blog posts always make me smile.

Cookie baking is always great fun in the family. We get together and bake/exchange every year. We have our assigned cookies and get to choose the other one to share. My favorite is peanut blossoms!

aztel2000 said...

I've been trying to resist baking because I am a cookie-aholic--before I know it I've had an entire dozen--I have no willpower. I may make my hubby some peanut brittle and my mother some cranberry orange relish. I was lucky to find some lefse while on a little FART (fabric accumulation road trip) last weekend, so that should be enough for treats in our house.
I love the new version of Chippewa Nine Patch. Do you think the yellow floral would work with the fabrics I've been collecting from your other lines? And when will it be available? I love it!
Karen in Breezy Point

Nancy Anne said...

Baking?!?!? Are you crazy? I've already put on at least 5 pounds reading about everyone else's plans to bake! Can't afford to add on any more pounds (and your picture just added at least 8 oz)!

Mary said...

I'll be baking sugar cookies for sure. They are always a favorite of my nieces and nephews. I'm hoping to try some new recipes, but I'm still looking and deciding.
I love the new fabric!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

No baking for me, just the six of us at home now :), and none of need them. Will make pincushions instead. Just as addicting and unless I get a sudden craving for crushed walnut shells, better for my not so girlish figure. Love the Chalevoix line, would love some of those petit fours.

Anonymous said...

I've baked 149 dozen cookies so far...chocolate chip, cowboy cookies, oatmeal craisin & gingersnaps. They're in the freezer waiting for delivery with last minute peanut butter kiss cookies that I don't like to freeze. Sign me up for the drawing and I may just have to bake those chocolate peppermint ones, too! yummmmmm!!! Jan in Wyoming

Pat said...

I am waiting for the lastest batch to come out of the oven. I make some tried and true recipes. It can vary a bit from year to year too. Biscotti (my family does not like, but co-workers beg for it), fudge with nuts, pretzel turtles, gingersnaps, fry pan cookies (date balls), and maybe a few more. Most is given away.

findusfaithful said...

What a great week to do some cookie baking! It's cold outside, lots of snow and the oven helps keep the house nice and warm. A friend of ours has a prison ministry and my girls are going to send some cookie trays with him to help spread some Christmas love. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
Mary

Gwen said...

We are already enjoying Molasses Crinkles. I will be making fruitcake cups and two kinds of sugar cookies. I love baking and eating special sweets this time of year.

Nancy said...

We're making fruitcakes, and for those that hate fruitcakes (that was me!) the recipe we are using is fantastic! We'll also be baking cookies - (one recipe - a box of spice cake mix, 15-oz can of pumpkin, and bag of chocolate chips, mix together, drop tsp on cookie sheet, bake at 375) ) a variety to be given with the fruitcakes!

Amy said...

Well, both kids flew the nest this year, so I'm going to curtail the baking... two batches of gingersnaps for the church "Cookie Concert," Snickerdoodles for "The Thieves Christmas," and the annual Strawberry Bread Bake for the neighbors.

Laura T said...

I love baking and will be baking this Sat with my daughters and grandkids and then sending all the goodies home with them. I've lost 60 pounds over the last 1 1/2 and don't want to be tempted! This is a fun holiday tradition for us. we are making chocolate chip cookies with green mints, snickerdoodles, and spritz cookies. The chocolate cookies look great! I love the new fabric line and really appreciate the opportuntiy to participate in this fun give-a-way!

Anonymous said...

I have fruitcakes made and will bake 2 or 3 kinds of cookies. Used to make lots when the kids were still at home. Now not so many.

Darlis

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh I may have to make those choc peppermint cookies now! I made choc chip cookies last week. Plan to make some molasses/ginger cookies this week. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lynn said...

I am making alot of candy this year. Fudge, Toffee, Peanut Brittle, Popcorn Balls, and maybe Divinity. Love your tree,and DOG!

Lisa said...

Yes, I am most definitely baking. My grandmother loves my caramel corn with peanuts. My cousin must have sugar cookies and I have to make the customary ginger cookies (candied ginger adds a surprising zing!). Certainly more things will be on the must bake list but for now that's what's on the docket. ~~Lisa

Pam P said...

Oh dang! I want to bake so many treats!! Fortunately (for my family), I will just be buying treats :) And only in small amounts. If anyone else is buying treats, check out Susie's South Forty at susiessouthforty.com. Try the pecan toffee - YUM!! Have some Texas Trash or some River Rocks :) Thanks to you, Laurie, for a chance at some of the "sweet treats" that you're giving!!

Pam P
pam.p@comcast.net

Julia said...

No, I'm not baking...I'll leave it to my son Joe-da-chef
You'll find his blog link on my blog side bar. He has great recipes and
a great Chicken and Choritzo sausage roll recipe..
www.http://jodachef.blogspot.com/
Julia ♥

Quilting by the Lake said...

I use to bake a variety of cookies, but I would eat most of what the others did not like... so now I mostly bake what the majority like - chocolate chip cookies - peanut butter bars. I love peppermint and chocolate - your cookies look wonderful. Did you share the recipe? Your new designs and fabrics look great as always! I have a kit I bought last fall of one of your designs that I'd like to start in the new year. Happy Holidays!

Karin said...

My children say that I have lost my ability to make cookies..so now I let them make them and I just eat them! Karin

badlandsquilts said...

I'm finally going to try to make lefse all by myself...

Becky S. said...

I'm hoping to bake at least a couple kinds of cookies-
probably Date Pinwheels and Snowball cookies.
Thanks for the nice giveaway. I would love one of your goodies under my tree!!!

WoolenSails said...

I used to bake a lot, but then I got allergies, so can't eat sweets. Not fun baking goodies that I can't eat;)
I do make apple crisp and banana cream pie that I can eat, but not too many people like it, lol.

Debbie

Sue said...

I'll be making cookies with my grandkids when I get to Houston.

Karen said...

I love Christmas baking. It's the only time of the year that calories don't count and cooking with real butter is a must. I always have my niece over on a weekend in December so her parents can shop, wrap and hide presents. We bake, shop and do Christmas puzzles. We love making pretzels with chocolate and M & M's. Peppermint fudge using vanilla frosting and vanilla chips with crushed candy canes are a must too. We have our favorites, Grandma's cut out sugar cookies, kiss cookies, and M & M cookies. I collect a lot of cookie recipes, but I always seem to go back to my first favorites. Happy Holidays, Karen M

Sherrill said...

WOW, I've baked already...made some peanut brittle, pretzels topped with Rolo candies and pecans and sugar glazed pecans just to name a few. Might hafta make a cheesecake for Christmas...YUM! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

ledamewood said...

I love eating cookies, but will only be making oatmeal cookies with blueberries and cherries in them this year. New 'healthy' recipe.

Amy said...

I will be baking several types of cookies, cinnamon rolls, and cakes...lots of butter and sugar!!! YUM!! Love your knew line of fabrics.

Jan Hatchett said...

Ugh, the doctor has me on a low carb type diet, so I can't really enjoy the baking. We do make a little bit for the kids and for enjoying on the actual Christmas Eve and Day.

Other than that, I am baking tomorrow night for a bake sale at a local nursing home. They use the money for activities for the residents.

Lorraine said...

I was having a sort of "bah humbug" kinda lead up to the Christmas season this year due to a relationship break-up but in the last couple of weeks I have been inspired again...so have made my Christmas cakes from a recipe given to me by a friend's mum.....happy to share it if anyone wants to contact me...I have to make them and give them to family as I would eat them all by myself otherwise......way too yummy to have sitting around my house!

Nancy P in VT said...

I had not been inspired to bake until I saw the picture of these wonderful chocolate and peppermint cookies. Now I will make a batch(or two)and take them to the Quilt Guild Christmas Gathering next week! We do love fabrics and enjoy chocolate! Thanks! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

i love baking, but too busy at the moment quilting for customers, I have to get their quilts done before Christmas. I dont normally bake, so i buy from the local bakery, honey biscuits and shortbread biscuits dusted with icing sugar, delicious!!Irene xxx

Vicky said...

I'm a horrible baker. Seriously, I tried several times in my 20s and just gave up. But I'm willing to try again just to be entered in this contest! What I would really love to learn to make is candy - divinity, pralines. Probably should start with something easier!

Kathy said...

I plan on making gingerbread, sugar, and chocolate crinkles for sure. If there is time I will also make mint meringues.

Kathie said...

since everyone else makes all kinds of fancy cookies I make choc chip cookies and yes the plate is always empty by the end of the parties!

I also bake toll house pies, pure heaven if you love chocolate :)
I leave out the nuts http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/28218/NESTLÉ-TOLL-HOUSE-Chocolate-Chip-Pie/detail.aspx and I reduce the butter to one stick
Kathie

PatchworkRose said...

I have just finished making 3 Christmas Fruit cakes Charlesworth Grandmas, Hazelnut and a Bourbon and A Panaforte and some Jolly little puddin muffins
Recipes are on the order page
http://www.charlesworthnuts.com.au/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=53&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=27&vmcchk=1&Itemid=27
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/25194/easy+bourbon+christmas+cake
Contact me for the hazelnut cake through my blog.
Had fun. Cakes are hidden for the moment maturing :-) Muffins are in the freezer. Have a wonderful Christmas
Cheers
Lynne

Lesly said...

No Christmas baking as we don't do Christmas! I have been yearning for some Charlevoix - my fingers are crossed tight!

Glenn Dragone said...

Look how proud Gibby looks at his tree! I played ice hockey when I was a kid. That was a joke.... similar to an action packed Jerry Lewis slapstick scene. Far safer to quilt and stay in doors.

Nancyz said...

Everytime I have made a cookie, my family eats them up before I can freeze any of them! This weekend I will be making pizzelles.

junglewife said...

I love to bake! So far I haven't done much actual "baking" but I Have made several batches of truffles and some fudge. I do anticipate more cookies coming! I have lots of events that I have to bring cookies to, and also plan on sharing cookie plates with friends. So, there you have it!

Kim Q said...

My daughter pretty much hijacked the cookie baking operation several years ago. Last year a monkey wrench was thrown in the works when she was diagnosed with several food allergies, one of which is eggs. We've done a lot of experimenting in the last year, finding alternative egg replacements. She baked oatmeal chocolate chip and chocolate cookies yesterday. I'm holding out hope that I can tweak the pizzelles recipe into something edible and not better suited as a hockey puck! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathryn said...

I will be making cookies, but not until a few days before Christmas when our daughter arrives for the holidays. We love making the Italian cookie recipes from her Nana. Kathie L in Allentown

Anonymous said...

I have already baked red velvet cookies and plan on making Christmas wreaths made with marshmallows and corn flakes. My husband died three years ago, but I still bake like he and all the children are still here, and then give it away!!!
Judy S.

Jill said...

I will definately be doing some Christmas baking. Not sure if I am going to bake as many different kinds of cookies this year, but will be making the favorites. No links to recipes, just old family recipes passed down. Thanks for the beautiful giveaways. Merry Christmas!

Quilter Kim said...

My Christmas baking has drastically reduced. Neither my husband or I need the cookies around the house. I will do some baking before the grandchildren come over so I have picked this weekend to get it done. I have opted to go the easy way purchasing buckets of pre-made cookie dough. Sugar, chocolate chip, peanut butter and molasses. How easy is that??

I am a quilter said...

Pumpkin Muffins and peanut butter cookies and sugar cookies and blackbottom cupcakes...Yummy...

Dianne said...

I will be working on perfecting my knock-off recipe of Starbucks' Cranberry Bliss bars. I tried last year...too much ginger. I'm DETERMINED to get it right this year ;)

SueB said...

I am making fruit cakes tomorrow. The recipe is about 100 years old and it is so good. I make about 6 of them and freeze them. they last a long time in the freezer and DH and I go and get a slice out when ever. I also am making a pumpkin roll. A batch of butter cookies with REAL butter and a plain apple pie for son number 1. His favorite.

Kris said...

There will be some Christmas baking done here, but it will be done closer to the day. There will be gingerbread and Christmas pudding!

lovetostitch said...

I'll be doing some - but not all!! My daughter has a cookie exchange each year, so we get a variety without doing ALL the baking!! I just need to decide what to make now - ooey gooey or just yummy?!

madrekarin said...

Holiday baking is always hit or miss at our house nowadays. Some years I am in full swing and others, well, I'm lucky to get a batch of cookies made. But, this year, with my son home from Iraq (a total surprise! He did not tell us he was coming!) I am a baking queen. And a happy one. :)

Nancy said...

I only do a little baking, just too many calories! I will make an apple pie to take to my son's and I may make some sugar cookies with my grandson.

SheilaS said...

Oh, those choclate things look delicious! What am I baking-well my home town always packs cookie trays for the Veteran's at Battle Creek-sometimes that's the only present they get and so I imagine that I will make some kind of pretty cookie for that (haven't decided what)but I might do fudge instead.

susan_bish said...

Your cookie recipe looks great! Can't wait to try it. I have been doing some baking. The last thing made was cut out sugar cookies. Looking forward to baking more.

Helen said...

Yes, my sister and I will be baking. Usually we bake with our sister-in-law. It's a holiday tradition we all enjoy. My sister has already started and we have frosted sugar cookies now. We usually bake sugar cookies, gingerbread people, sandies, pecan crispies, and snickerdoodles at a minimum. Problem is the cookies don't always last until Christmas. If not, we'll have to bake more. Darn.

Lori said...

I don't do any holiday baking. I've lost 50+ pounds and it is too easy for me to overeat!!
Christmas morning I make traditional Danish Aebleskiver and that's it.
Hi Gibby!!

Darlene B said...

I went to a cookie exchange last Friday, so I only had to make 5 dozen cookies of one kind. I came home with containers with a great assortment of cookies. I will be serving these at Christmas celebrations (and giving proper credit to the other bakers, of course!) dsb448@att.net

Tammy said...

I am not baking this year, I've lost 110 pounds and feel like baking would not be helpful in my quest to keep the weight off, lose a little more and maintain. I miss baking though I must admit - love to create in the kitchen.

Janet said...

Your new line of fabric is so pretty. My favorite thing to "bake" for Christmas is White chocolate cranberry pistachio bark.

http://www.howcast.com/videos/87590-How-To-Make-White-Chocolate-Cranberry-Pistachio-Bark-with-Hallmark-Magazine

Mary said...

Cookies on the list for this weekend. Chocolate, sugar and maybe some kind of candy stuff as well. thanks for the opportunity to win!
Mary

Robin said...

Cookies, cookies, cookies, YUM! This is one of my favorites at Christmas time.
Ina Garten's Thumbprint Cookies rolled in coconut.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/jam-thumbprint-cookies-recipe/index.html

quiltingcarpenter said...

Santa has asked my husband and myself to also make special cookies for some special children. Fun,fun, fun. Just love the decorating and it is so much fun.
Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

My Christmas baking will consist of watching my mom throw a Mrs. Smith's pie in the oven. Unfortuately, we are all on diets and trying to cut those carbs---the pie will be our one splurge, along with chips and dip on Christmas eve. I've been making up for it in other ways, however, and have already scored a fat quarter bundle of Charlevoix. It is already dark and freezing cold here in Iowa, and those lovely pastel colors have me thinking of spring. I have lived here all of my life, and I'm *still* trying to get used to winter.

iabrenda0312@aol.com

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

My mom, sisters and I have an annual cookie baking day every year. This year the majority of the cookies had caramel in them. Yum!

Heather said...

Those cookies look delish!
I will be doing some baking, molasses cookies, pumpkin bread, and those cookies with a hershey kiss in the middle. We are going out of town the week before Christmas, so my usual won't be happening. I love baking right now, since it's so cold outside.

sndy1 said...

Yes, I always do cooking baking for Christmas, just not as much as I used to!

Kwiltsfl said...

I always make gingerbread men using the recipe in The Betty Crocker's Cookbook and cinnamon rolls Christmas morning. That will be it - I have too much "junk in my trunk" as it is!
Karen

beeinstitches said...

Love the new patterns! Stay warm up there. Even Florida is freezing!
YUM! Those cookies look dee-lish. Hope to get to some baking just before THE day. My husband begs for pumpkin bread.

Anonymous said...

Have a new cookie press from williams-sonoma and expecting lots of fun with that!
love the Charlevoix!
Juliet in SoCal

Helen said...

I love baking (especially fairy cakes, cup cakes and biscuits) but my Christmas baking usually consists of mince pies, a chocolate log and peppermint creams (not sure they count as baking but they're still yummy!)...I might add some coffee kisses to the list as they're also scrummy and I don't often make them !

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway - I hope an overseas entry is OK?

Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the baking!

PamKittyMorning said...

Yum the cookies look deliciuos. Hope the sox come soon and that fabric is completely wonderful. As are the patterns!

Lisa said...

I love baking for the hoildays! Wanted to make Gingerbread men this year...but looks like sewing may get in the way!

Lisa L

Abbybeth said...

I have a bunch of friends who will be going to the Big Chill this weekend - but I'm with you I'll be catching it on TV (instead of catching some sort of illness!)

I'll be backin 10 doz butterscotch spice cookies for a cookie exchange party along with some Scottish empire biscuits and some chocolate chili cookies :) My boyfriend is stationed in Hawaii and won't be home for Christmas, so he's asked for some Christmas cookies to be sent!

Mary said...

The year I couldn't find the box of tree ornaments, we baked ginger bread men for the tree and tied them on with red and white ribbons. With little white lights, it was the prettiest tree we ever had! This year, I think I'll bake shortbread and Mexican wedding cookies and maybe some spritz - my three favorites. I freeze them and take them out one a day. At least that's the plan.

Kelly L. said...

I'm putting binding on a full size quilt for my son for Christmas and I have to wrap all my gifts this weekend before my son comes home from college because I used his room for my wrapping room! His favorite cookie he requests every year is soooo simple. here's the link for tuxedo brownie hug cookies http://www.allhomemadecookies.com/recipes/holiday/tuxedobrowniehugs.htm

Susan said...

I do not bake. My husband baked every Christmas and he passed away three years ago and I really miss him but the family really misses his cookies. You peppermit cookies look delicious.

James-Linda said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
CHRISTMAS BAKING IS PART OF OUR FAMILY'S TRADITION! I LOVE IT! WILL DO SEVERAL KINDS OF COOKIES, FUDGE AND CARAMELS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Anonymous said...

I am so busy sewing for Christmas I haven't made time yet for baking! What a tradeoff! I will eventually get around to it with fudge and sugar cookies. Love your giveaways. pick me! Linda G. at rgranch@pioneer.net

Sarah said...

I have made several batches of pumpkin bread. Next week, I will start making some candy or cookies for teachers. I really want to make it now, but then I will eat it. My will power is very weak.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I'm baking. Ginger snaps and rolled sugar cookies-the usual and our favorites.

Kathy said...

I don't bake cookies as much as I used to, since there are no kids in the house. I do make the standard Oatmeal Raisin and Toll House cookies, though. And I make a Red Velvet Cake, Pumkin Roll, Jelly Roll and a Nut Roll and some other special desserts that aren't cookies. Oh, and I make a fruitcake that my aunt used to make. Somehow, I got conned in to carrying on her tradition. Funny thing is, people DO eat it!

quiltnmaryf said...

I love me some Gibby!! I will try to make a few cookies this year, but I have a very sick 3 year old chihuahua named Ashton. She is taking up a lot of my time, as I have to love her up every spare minute I have! Happy Christmas to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

I love to bake for the holidays! I've found a great recipe this year called cherry chocolate kisses! Sorry I don't have the blog address. I've brought them to 2 different places and always come home with an empty container. Tomorrow I plan to make some carmel corn, then before Christmas I hope to make fudge, decorate sugar cookies, and a yummy little treat I've always called pecan tassies.

Janet said...

Oh My! I wasn't going to do baking until I saw those choc peppermint cookies - gotta have some!
Gotta have some giveaway goodness too!!! Put me down for something. BTW I'm having a giveaway too and it's my best yet.
janet at http://www.quiltingwithjanet.blogspot.com

Betweens said...

Not baking but enjoying everyone else`s.
What i love is your old hockey game you have hanging on the wall the hockey skates under that wonderful tree what an awesome display!!

Meredith said...

I am baking to what extent is still up in the air. I am considered the family baker but they are an understanding family baker and know that I am sick this year. Choclate chips, snickerdoodles, millionare shortbread and maybe apple turn overs. So not as much this year as others but with additional choclate we will make do.

wendy said...

Oh! I just started my fruit cakes today! Now, everyone always freaks out when I say fruit cake, but you have not tasted fruit cake until you have not had our secret family recipe that has been handed down for generations. The one secret I can tell you is that it is soaked in rum for three days! That will help ANY recipe, am I right??

Anonymous said...

I'm baking cookies right now. :)

M.

Emma said...

My family has a 62 year old tradition of making "Snowball" cookies, which are the same as Sand Tarts, only rolled into balls. This started when my older sister brought home from school an 8 page cookie booklet published by the local natural gas company. Our mother decided to bake the Snowballs for Christmas that year and they have been baked each year since then. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without them! Merry Christmas to all and thank you Laurie for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I will make some Icebox Cookies for my Dad who is 94. This was the recipe his mother used and made them only at Christmas time.

Theresa W

Patchwork Penguin said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm probably some peanut butter blossoms... if the kids will stop eating the Hershey Kisses I bring home. and some Joe Froggers (sort of molasses cookie with rum) Honestly I don't know if the recipes are on line... the Froggers are from my MIL.

Oh I love the Charlevoix... nothing like red, blue, and yellow together!

Holiday Hugs!

bonniequilt said...

I always bake the peanut butter kisses in the middle cookies!! My oldest daughter is a chef so now finally...I get to enjoy more of the holiday and let her stress on the baking. The thing is ...it's no stress for her to cook or bake!! Love the patterns and fabric too.

Anonymous said...

I am baking all gluten free this year. Pizzas, cookies and brownies. It is a new world!
S Williams

dorthac said...

I am expecting a grandbaby, my first, any day so not much baking going on here.

Janet said...

Batches of caramel corn, skillet
cookies, spiced pecans, simple sugar for brandy milk punch and
almond bark dipped pretzels. Hmm
making myself hungry.
Janet

Barb said...

In the days before I became an empty nester, I did a lot of Christmas baking and candy making. Now...not so much if at all. It's just not the same without out all the little ones running in and out :(...I sure don't need the extra calorie 8-) So I'll enjoy the calorie-free decorations that one can use year after year.

Cyn said...

Baking won't start until DD is home from college. We are considering making a deep dish apple pie or a rustic apple tart. Still haven't decided as it will depend on what she wants to do. Some I'm guessing that we'll probably make both over the Holiday season! :-)

I'm also hoping to make some Spritz and possible oatmeal and chocolate chip. We'll see...

While out to dinner tonight, I had a side dish of brown rice with some carrots and cranberries mixed in. Delicious!!!

Cynthia

kshackabq said...

Here in New Mexico, the state cookie is biscochitos--a buttery cookie rolled in cinnamon-sugar. I found a recipe for Bizcochito Biscotti I'm planning to try. Although those Chocolate Peppermint cookies look pretty tempting! Merry Christmas!

badlandsquilts said...

Glad the right socks are on the way... I don't know about Michigan but is sure cold this winter in MN! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

My 4 daughters, my mom and I bake the day after Thanksgiving. We started this when oldest daughter got married 5 yrs. ago. It's fun and chaotic all at the same time. We make all the "traditional" ones from the Betty Crocker cooky book. Christmas cookie calories don't count!
~Joyce in MI

Béa said...

I love and make all the Christmas baking.
Merry Christmas to all from France.

Anonymous said...

The peppermint chocolate cookies look really yummy! I'm not doing much baking this year, just for the kids to bake few of their favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I bake every Christmas, and I'll be gearing up for it next week. Now I'm off the check the link you provided.

Love the new quilt patterns; and if I don't win one, I'll be looking for them in the quilt shop.

Cory said...

Yes I am baking this year. I hope to give a present of assorted goodies for some gifts. Thank you for this wonderful give-away. Take care and God bless, Cory

Sandy, Quilt guild president said...

I make Pecan Tassies- a bite size version of pecan pie.
There are plenty of favorites that I have but limited time to bake.
Thanks for sharing the patterns and fabrics. Happy Holidays.

Caro said...

Am going to make salted caramel cookies. Yum... Thanks for a chance at your great giveaway. casands1@comcast.net

Barbara said...

Of course I'll be baking! It's Christmas! I'll be baking gingerbread cookies, Mexican wedding cake cookies, a favorite family ice box cookie from the 1940's and some fudge.
Merry Christmas!
Barbara in Georgia

Lisa S. said...

I am definitely baking and candy-making this year, as always. I love trying new recipes that I find.

suz said...

Baking is a big deal in my house. My Mom was a professional chef who specialized in Austrian pasteries (even though she was as Irish as could be!)and wedding cakes. I have my Austrian grandmother's leibkuken recipe handed down from Mom and I splurged and bought a professional Kitchen Aide mixer - so I'm going to be making this my self for the first time - fingers crossed. I also make cookies for all the attorneys I work for. My gingersnap cookies are a big hit (apparently ginger is a good thing in my family!)

Deb said...

I keep thinking I'm going to bake, but never find the time. I'll probably make a rum cake for Christmas and a chocolate cream pie for my son's birthday on the
26th.

CJ said...

What a timely question. I'm planning to do the Christmas baking this weekend. I did the shoping for the baking the other night. Ouch! All the goodies will be worth it though.

I'll be doing our traditional baking of luciakatter (saffron buns), knack (toffee), skrinklor (shortbread with chocolate merengue), Alexandor's kakor (raspberry shortbread type cookie), and drommar (an oatmeal lace type cookie). I usually look for one or two new cookies to try out each year and those chocolate peppermint cookies look mighty tasty.

Sadly, no links since none of these recipes are available electronically. I guess I'll just have to post on adventures in baking. :)

Barb said...

Flew from Wisconsin to California this week to visit my sister, who has Alzheimer's. The first thing her high school -aged sons of me was to bake Christmas cookies. The cookie jar is full and a few tins are stashed ... at least until I leave. ;-)

Mystica said...

Am not baking right now. Long story!!!! but I love reading what everyone else is doing!

I am having my first giveaway on my blog. A gift card sponsored by CSN Stores. please do enter

mamabug said...

I will be making some cranberry nut bread from a cookbook we received as a wedding present 35 1/2 years ago. Cooking Down East I still love the recipe! YUM

thelazyquilter said...

I've had my baking stuff out since Thanksgiving ended. Since then the kids and I have been sick, I've had a complete hamstring tear, and other odd loveliness. Maybe this weekend? :)

Nancy said...

I'm not baking this year, but I do have a quilt that I need to finish before Christmas. I love all three of your newest patterns and the Charleviox fabrics are wonderful.....as usual.

Lisa said...

I'm a teacher and on Monday my high school students and I will be baking cookies for soldiers stationed in South Korea away from their families. I live here in Seoul and feel it is important that those of us who have our families with us bring a "taste of home" to these special people who sacrifice so much during the holidays. That's the only time I have for baking this season.

Gretchen said...

I love baking and will probably do a little bit here and there this year to give to people. Don't need to keep it in the house! I just made a batch of Andes Mint Chip Cookies for my brother (because we used to fight over Andes Mints every year at Christmas). Here's the recipe: http://www.tootsie.com/rec_cdmcookies.php

Jen in NY said...

Oh yes, Christmas baking is coming up this weekend. I'm making pecan pie bars and snickerdoodles. Gotta fit some chocolate in there too!

Sue Tokash said...

Not participating in holiday baking yet, kids off at college so waiting for them before baking this year. And only making a favorite cookie liked by all of us..snicker-doodles. A Merry Christmas to both of you.

Karen P said...

I started baking gingerbread today. It's a 3-day process. By the time I am done, I don't want to see another cookie again!

Peta said...

I always bake for my family at Christmas. Living in Australia, its Summer, so I am always longing for a white Christmas and baking makes me feel cozy and warm - almost like winter! This year I will be baking gingerbread men and women, almond cookies with strawberry jam, shortbread, choc chip shortbread, cranberry shortbread and cranberry logs. Here is the recipe and photo for the cranberry log: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostinstarshollow/5250440569/

Audrey said...

Cute fabric and patterns! I am still going to bake this year but I am limiting it to just three kinds of cookies. It will still be special since I am picking the family's favorites!
Audrey
audreybretz@gmail.com

Kathy H said...

We will be making cookies, and peanut butter cup brownies and lots of cakes and pies for the family for the week of CHristmas. Have to finish my decorating first though. Merry CHristmas.

Sherry said...

I'm not planning to bake this year. I have a few quilting projects that need to be finished. They are Christmas gifts for my favorite people. The chocolate cookies look yummy, so I think I will make them after the Holiday. One more thing to add to my "fun" to do list!

Anonymous said...

With diabaetics in the family we tend to avoid an inventory of sweet treats. However, the non-diabetics have had their annual committee meeting and have requested (yet again --) oatmeal/dried cheery/chocolate chunk cookies.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My daughter makes the most incredible Pumpkin Pie cake. Our recipe can be found here -

http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/2010/11/sweet-goodness.html

Carol Sc said...

My Christmas baking has sort of disappeared --- still make rock candy and microwave peanut brittle. I make two large egg casseroles for Christmas morning --- guess that can be classified as baking? I will be watching the Big Chill game this afternoon --- bet it was a thrill for Bill to skate on that big ice. Merry Christmas!
quiltschon@att.net

Debbie said...

With our youngest son serving in Afghanistan the only baking I have done is cakes in a jar. I baked red velvet cakes and sent to himn along with a can of icing and a spatula. His Gunny has asked for yellow cake with chocolate icing. I will be baking those for Gunny.

PS, - love the Liberty line.

Meg said...

No major Xmas baking around here. Just birthday cake for my husband, who's a Christmas Eve baby--he gets a tree-shaped cake every year. Beyond that, since I'm also hosting Christmas Eve, I'll be doing more prep and cooking and cleaning than baking. Talk about short end of the stick! I don't even get to "test" the misshapen cookies!

Marcia said...

Marcia W. says ... We started our Christmas baking with a set of fruit cakes (with only the fruits and nuts we like), persimmon puddings, apple crisps, pecan pie, cornbread... My mother does it all and doesn't use recipes for these. We gave most away to save our waistlines. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. The prizes are the candy calories that I would love to win!

hannah said...

I'm just getting back into baking again and I love it!! One of my favorite grandsons helped me make krumkaka last weekend and we're going to make some fudge. I'd love to make some roll-out Christmas cookies but the last time I made them, the dough stuck to everything. Finally I gave up and tossed it! I'll have to decide if I have the courage to try again. Just wanted to comment also that I love all your fabric collections and I'd love to win some Charleviox! Thanks for the opportunity!

Jill said...

I usually do lots of Christmas baking and really love it, but my daughter is getting married on the 21st, so baking will be put on hold until after the holidays when I will find a way to share some goodies with our neighbors as a Happy New Year treat!

Trisha said...

Oh what a super sute fabric line! I am always baking! For the holidays I make caramel corn! Thanks sharing the cute fabric.

Vicky F said...

Hi Laurie,
Your Charlevoix line looks yummy! Do I get extra credit because I've been there?

I will be baking spritz cookies, and I thought I'd try some of the cookie recipes from Stacy's (Buttermilk Basin) Home for the Holidays event.

I have another recipe that I have to experiment with to see how they hold up in storage; it's a gluten-free peanut butter cookie from "Those Mennonite Girls Can Cook" blog.
Keep warm.
Vicky F in W Michigan

Anonymous said...

I love the cherries in the Charlevoix fabric! I plan on making some Spritz cookies. Sheri

Anonymous said...

Opps! Sheri ....sherarlen@cox.net

Jane said...

I have been too busy working two jobs as we ship citrus and I teach school. We are not out of school until Wednesday 12/22 at 4:05 in the afternoon. So the baking will begin right after I get the Christmas shopping done. Yikes! 3 children and no presents not a good thing. Next year I will do better! BUT Cream Cheese cookies, congo squares, chocolate drop and many more are planned! Just need more time!

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