Sunday, December 6, 2009

Baking the Days Away

This past week and the weekend saw me getting started on my baking for Christmas.



The first thing I got ready were my Buttertarts. Christmas isn't Christmas without these. I managed to make 3 pails full or 5 dozen of the little fellows. Had to taste test them of course...so a few less than 5 dozen went in the freezer.











Two plates of buttery shortbread were next on the list. Had to try these as well, I don't want to serve anything I wouldn't eat myself....Would I?




Candy making started today. So far I have made......

Almond Bark......


Chocolate Snowballs. These will be rolled in icing sugar just before serving.

Caramels, cooling and waiting to be cut and wrapped.

Tomorrow I plan on making Whipped Shortbread Cookies, and Nut Toffee. Slowly but surely I am getting everything done. I may even get time to get a few of my refrigerator cookie recipes rolled into logs and into the fridge.

Well off to vist you all, between running to see the conclusion of The Amazing Race.

Everyone have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

8 comments:

Mary said...

Jackie,

All of your baking looks delicious. I'm going to try making chocolate snowballs this year. How do you make yours. I found a recipe online, but am not sure what it will be like.

Of course you had to taste test all of the goodies.

I was going to bake today, but since I was feeling a tired and my blood sugar levels were high, I decided to wait. Maybe next weekend the boys and I will make chocolates.

Wishing you a great week.
Blessings,
Mary

Linda said...

Jackie, everything looks wonderful. I like everything, you can call on me anytime and I'd be happy to taste test for you. hugs, Linda

Ginger said...

OH~~~Jackie my friend:) I would love to have the recipe for your buttertarts. They sound and look so~~~~good! I cooked a big pot of beans to make chile and freeze the rest of the beans for another day. I had fun. I need to cook more!!
Harvey is so good making things I'm sure he would do a wonderful job redoing your kitchen. I hope that your week is good.
God Bless,
Ginger

PEA said...

Yummmmm, what you've made so far looks so delicious. Will you share your recipes with us??? Please? hehe I keep saying I'm done with my baking but every time I see what the bloggers are making, I want the recipes! lol xoxo

DW said...

Those buttertarts do look yummy! Please share the recipe!

Michelle said...

Oh yummy! I'm drooling on my keyboard as I type this ~ everything looks delicious!

Randa said...

Mmmmmm. Jackie, that shortbread looks delicious!!

Under the Willow said...

Pure YUM! I especially love the caramels!!!