I look forward to the holiday baking season every year. Even though I bake all year round, there are some holiday flavors – like peppermint mocha and eggnog – that I just love and only get to enjoy around the holidays! Whether you bake every day or only around the holidays, it isÂ important to have your pantry well-stocked for the season and aÂ Holiday Spice Baking Gift PackÂ from Rodelle is just what you need to get through all the baking you have to do for the rest of the season. The set includes Rodelleâ€™s wonderful Wassail Mix, as well as pure vanilla extracts, cocoa powder and the biggest, most impressive cinnamon sticks you’ve ever seen. The cinnamon can be freshly ground using a microplane to add a potent cinnamon flavor to your baked goods or you can use them to garnish a punch bowl filled with homemade spiced cider or mulled wine, made using the wassail mix.
To enter the contest, justÂ leave a commentÂ on this post and tell me what your favorite thing to bake during the holidays Â is. Do you stick with classic sugar cookies or go all-out with an elaborately decorated yule log? The contestÂ ends Friday at midnightÂ (12/11/2014) and one winner will be randomly selected from the entries. Donâ€™t forget to fill in your e-mail on the comment form (it will not be made public), as that is how I will contact the winner, and good luck!
And try these recipes for some holiday baking inspiration!
- The Best Homemade Eggnog
- Eggnog Red Velvet Cupcakes
- Vanilla Bean Holiday Mendiants
- Chocolate Peppermint Layer Cake
- Christmas Sugar Cookies
Update: This giveaway is now closed.Â A winner will be announced shortly!
Kristen @ Dinner for Two BlogDecember 8, 2015
I love making snowball cookies!
LouisaDecember 8, 2015
I’m more of a candy maker this time of year, toffee, caramels, fudge and brittles, but I also have to make sugar cookies for Christmas.
jen @nutcaseinpointDecember 8, 2015
chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, gingerbread, russian tea cakes, peanut butter blossoms and no bakes!
NikkiDecember 8, 2015
My favorite things to bake are snowballs and gingerbread.
KellyDecember 8, 2015
molasses cookies and peppermint bark and peanut butter blossoms and….
Jess @ Tinder DistrictDecember 8, 2015
My FAVORITE is cutout sugar cookies! Not only do you get all the fun of making, rolling, and cutting the dough, but there are endless possibilities for decorations – a super fun activity to do with my roomies!
itziaDecember 8, 2015
i like making cookies and cupcakes
NancyDecember 8, 2015
I make lots of different kinds of cookies and give them to several of my friends and family who don’t bake. But I enjoy making sugar cookies with my daughter the most! We’ve been making them every Christmas since she was old enough to decorate them with colored sugar (she’s now 14).
EileenDecember 8, 2015
KateDecember 8, 2015
Gingersnaps and snickerdoodles. Anything with cinnamon, really.
Nicola GrossiDecember 8, 2015
It’s been a while since I baked cookies–maybe this year–but I love making pecan pie, and after Thanksgiving, I just have to bring one for Christmas!
Stephanie BattlesonDecember 8, 2015
Sugar cookies! And then decorate them as popular people or fictional characters from that year!
LindseyDecember 8, 2015
I like to try one or two new recipes each year but the one that always makes the cut is Pecan Tassies
Maria ZoltowskiDecember 8, 2015
My favorite thing to bake at the holidays is Hungarian kalacs (nut roll). The kitchen smells like Christmas !
LauriMDecember 8, 2015
I’ll be making many different kinds of cookies like molasses crinkles, gumdrop cookies, and one of my favorites, snowballs!
JinxiDecember 8, 2015
All about cookies at my home!
AnneDecember 8, 2015
I do a lot of baking all year round, but at this time of year, one of my favorite things to bake is stollen. I use my bread machine to make the dough, but then I shape it, let it rise, and bake it. It makes a great gift!
JessicaDecember 8, 2015
Sugar cookies and spritz!
ErinDecember 8, 2015
Mini pecan tarts
Joanie BDecember 8, 2015
Love seeing the treats mentioned by others! I’m all about cakes during the holidays, with some simple drop cookies thrown in! Thanks, Nicole!
PattiDecember 8, 2015
I make a lot of cinnamon rolls during the holidays!
JenniferDecember 8, 2015
I love to bake during the holiday season. Probably my favorite are the cookies I make for cookie trays for friends and family. I have already started and have ginger snaps, honey cookies, snicker doodles and thumbprints already made and in my freezer… With many more to go!
JennyDecember 8, 2015
I think my personal favorite thing to bake, and my favorite treat to eat, is always going to be a chocolate chip cookie. There’s something about that smell. It’s just not Christmas without it!
Betty JoDecember 8, 2015
I love to bake and decorate sugar cookies this time of year.
StephDecember 8, 2015
I bake something different all the time
LindaDecember 8, 2015
So hard to narrow it down. Gingersnaps have to be one of my favorite. They are good all year round but the holiday season seems to scream ginger and spices. I’d say gingerbread or gingersnap cookies would be one of my favorites.
Natalie MDecember 8, 2015
Pies, pumpkin preferably
KristenDecember 9, 2015
My mom’s thumbprint cookies
valerie sobusDecember 9, 2015
my go to cookie recipe is always chocolate chip so when i bake this christmas, i will definitely be making those (although i have been experimenting with some FLOURLESS chocolate chip cookies — made with nut butter — that have been crazy good). and another holiday staple i love to make this time of year, while not “baking” is the ever so popular oreo truffles. 😀 but i use vanilla in so many things. and i’ve never had actual cinnamon sticks before! i’d love to try them out in things, even a stovetop potpourri. those always look so cool! (sorry for the semi-novel hah)
CarolDecember 9, 2015
I like to try new recipes each year but enjoy decorating cookies – first with my kids, and bonus kids – now grandkids
KatDecember 9, 2015
I love baking cookies, but I just made my Grandmother’s Potica for the first time!
EmilyDecember 9, 2015
Cookies of course! Scandinavian Almond Bars and Russian Tea Cookies are my classics!
suzanneDecember 9, 2015
I like to do the sugar cookies and fudge.
HollyDecember 9, 2015
Little gingerbread boys, girls, Angels, and teddy bears – they look great on a plate of neighbor treats
JennyDecember 9, 2015
I love making cowboy cookies
JuliaDecember 9, 2015
I normally stick with fudge, but this year I’m working up to trying a yule log.
AnnaDecember 9, 2015
Cut out sugar cookies to leave for Santa!
stephanieDecember 10, 2015
I make a Broken Glass Torte in honor of my grandma who would make it every year.
danielleDecember 10, 2015
I love making rum balls
TkDecember 10, 2015
Ginger snaps cookies and fudge!
RebeccaDecember 10, 2015
Love baking snowball cookies.
jberryDecember 10, 2015
I do Snickerdoodles & attempt at least 2 new recipes.
Amy Z.December 11, 2015
I love to bake gingerbread cookies!
SarahDecember 11, 2015
Cookies! Chocolate chip are always a favorite in my house.
Kathy EyreDecember 14, 2015
I’m a “stick to the classics” type, I love to bake, eat and giveaway chocolate chip cookies