Tuesday, December 15, 2009

~My Christmas Baking List!~

Oooo! I can hardly wait to start my Christmas gift baking! I love making goodies to give to friends and family for Christmas! This year I plan to make
several Pumpkin Rolls a lot like THIS recipe at LIBBY'S,
several loaves of Cranberry Fruit Nut Bread,
and a Ginger Bread recipe, but I want to use a pan that has little teddy bear shaped! The girls should love that!
And of course some cookies so I want to try making my
and let the girls cut them with their Christmas cookie cutters and sprinkle with colored sugar!
I decided I would share all these recipes (and more) that I plan to use in this post! So you can scroll down and find them, if you would like to use them too!
If you would like to share some links to your Christmas recipes, I have added a linky to the bottom of this post!
Also do not forget to check out this Festive Corn recipe HERE in an older post, and you can find my favorite Carrot Cake recipe that I already posted a few days ago, HERE!

So here are the recipes:

Ginger Bread
1c. flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. molasses
1/2c. butter
1/2c. water
1 egg
Preheat oven to 325. Mix dry ingredients (except soda). Combine molasses, butter, water and soda in a suacepan and bring to a boil. Mix with dry ingredients and add egg. Pour into well greased pan and bake 25-30 min.
You can Serve with whipped cream and butterscotch syrup, though I have not tried that yet!!

Cranberry Fruit Nut Bread

A bread with cranberries and nuts to go with all of your holiday meals.
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1 tbs grated orange peel
2 c all purpose flour
1 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbs shortening
3/4 cup orange juice
1 egg, well beaten
Directions: Preheat oven to 350*. Generously grease and lightly flour a 9 x5 x3 loaf pan. Prepare cranberries, nuts and orange peel. Set aside. In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and soda. Cut in shortening. Stir in orange juice, egg, and orange peel mixing just to moisten. Fold in cranberries and nuts. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake 60 min or until tests done. Cool on rack 15 minutes. Remove from and, cool completely. Wrap & store overnight.

From http://teriskitchen.com/
1cup powdered sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup oleo or butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Cream sugar, oleo and oil until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Sift dry ingredients together. Add first mixture to second and mix well. Roll into balls. Press with glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° F for 15 to 20 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.

And now two recipes that I do not plan on using it this year, but I thought you might enjoy them though!

Here is a great sweet bread recipe, that can be healthy too! I used half wheat flour and honey when I made this recipe!!

Apple Nut Bread
Apples and pecans are stirred into this cinnamon-spiced quick bread.
3 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tbl vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
4 cups chopped, pared, cored apples
1 cup chopped pecans
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour 2 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pans. Stir together the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until well mixed. Combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir into liquid ingredients just until evenly mixed. Stir in apples and pecans. Divide between 2 prepared loaf pans. Prepare Topping: combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over tops of loaves. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool breads in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove breads from pans and allow to cool completely. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or foil and store at room temperature. The breads are better the second day.
Number of Servings: 32
Notes from the Cook: Using pure convection: bake at 325 for 50-55 minutes

Here is another great sweet bread recipe!

Orange-Apricot Loaf
From Being a Virtuous Woman
Submitted by: Carrie Dicus
Makes: 1 loaf
1 c. apricots, diced
2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
2 eggs
2/3 c. orange juice
3 T. vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a smaller bowl, combine eggs, orange juice, and oil. Add to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in the apricots. Spoon into a lightly greased 8x4x2-in. loaf pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the bread in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes; remove from pan.

And here is the linky for if you want to share what you are baking this Christmas!


  1. I'm drooling over my keyboard at what you just posted...LOL

  2. Thanks for taking time out of your baking to post your recipes. They sound delicious. :-)

  3. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and am enjoying it. Thank you for all the wonderful recipies! I too am a homeschooling mother of daughters and we thoroughly enjoy cooking together. Have a great new year!! God bless you!!