I really love to bake. I am not very good at it, but I enjoy the challenge. I don’t bake very often because, to be honest, I don’t really have anyone to bake for and I’ll just eat it all.
But I do like to do some baking around the holidays. You have to load up on the sweet treats! There are so many delicious and adorable treats. So I indulge this time of year.
Today I am sharing a few of my holiday treats. Some of these are ones I make, and some of them are ones I am wanting / planning on making, so I can’t guarantee that they are amazing.
I make this red velvet layer cake with peppermint cream cheese frosting every year for Christmas. It is AMAZING and a family favorite. It is a little time consuming, but I promise it is worth it. Instead of 3 mini layers, I do 2 larger layers.
This frozen peppermint cheesecake is another favorite at our house. Can you tell we really like peppermint? This might be Charlie’s favorite. Side note – it calls for chocolate wafers and they were nowhere to be found. It resulted in Charlie coming home with 4 different types of cookies and they were all wrong – one was a weird breakfast bar. I highly recommend using Oreos for the crust. It is delicious and they are easier to find.
One other thing – the recipe calls for heavy cream, whipped. No matter what I do, I cannot get heavy cream to be whipped. I’ve tried many times and it never works. So if you are like me, or you are shorter on time, I strongly suggest you get Cool Whip.
I have had these peppermint sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting pinned for a while, but I am thinking this needs to be the year I finally make them! You can’t have too much peppermint, right?
These peppermint marshmallow hot chocolate cookies sounds amazing. This is another one I can’t wait to try. How could it be bad??
These candy cane cookies are so cute and fun. It also helps that they too are peppermint flavored.
So now your turn – what are some of your favorite holiday treats? Is there anything you make every year?