Raise your hand if you’re up to your eyeballs in holiday baking! Are you hosting Christmas company this year? Or planning platters to bring elsewhere?
I’m doing both! Because of some wonky family dynamics, we’re hosting 3 separate groups between the weekend before Christmas and the weekend after.
It’s going to be NUTS.
So these days I’m planning planning planning! I’m making and freezing dough balls. And working out menus. And trying to sleep and work and cook dinners and play with Riley. (Yes, I’m exhausted and I don’t know how you mamas with more than 1 kid DO ALL THE THINGS!)
And SHOPPING of course! I’m almost finished!! How about you??
I skipped sharing my holiday baking list last year mostly because I had just gone back to work after being on family leave with Riley and I couldn’t tell my ass from my elbow, let alone write a simple blog post.
SO! I’m back at it this year with a clear head and an ambitious plan.
Christmas Baking Favorites Each Year
You’ll see that a bunch of these ideas are the same ones I shared on my 2016 holiday baking list. There’s a good reason for that.
WE LOVE THESE RECIPES. Yes, I totally just capped that for you. We really do love them though and I make them every single year without fail.
You’ll see a few new ideas too! I’m planning to make all of the new ones this weekend and get those recipes out to you next week. Stay tuned!
And now let’s get to it! My 2018 Holiday Baking List! I hope this gives you some inspiration to get your holiday bake on!
copycat lofthouse soft sugar cookies
rosemary butter cookies
pecan linzer cookies with raspberry filling
peppermint bark cookies
thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies with Christmas M&Ms
white chocolate gingerbread blondies
classic spritz cookies
copycat cranberry bliss bars
bbq chex party mix (not sweet but baked nonetheless!)
vanilla bean sablés
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More Holiday Baking Lists from Around the Blogs!
13 Norwegian Christmas Cookies – In Norwegian Christmas tradition families make 7 different cookies to ensure a nice variety of cookies for sharing with visiting family and neighbors.
Crafting the Perfect Christmas Cookie Tray – YASSSS!!
The How Sweet Eats 2018 Holiday Baking List – An epic list to say the least. And I still wonder every year how she bakes all of that!