It’s the last weekend before Christmas and you’ve realized that not only are you very much NOT ready. You still haven’t shopped for everybody on your list. And you forgot about your kids teachers, that nice neighbour who always shovels your sidewalk, and your favourite co-worker who makes going to work more bearable. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
Christmas is almost here! If you’re searching for a last-minute cookie recipe, you’ve come to the right place. Classic melt in your mouth shortbread comes together quickly and is guaranteed to be a hit with Santa (or on the family baking tray). A quick dip in white chocolate and a special sprinkle mix take them to the next level.
Is there a smell the immediately transports you back to your childhood? For me, it’s a special blend of yeast, lemon zest, cloves, cinnamon, and fruit that takes me back to December at my grandma’s house. There would be baking piled high on the counters, more on it’s way to the freezer, and plenty of loaves of Hutzelbrot destined for friends, family, and our own bellies.
Today’s contributor, Sandy Weyland, is my Aunt and is known in the Weyland family as the one who makes THE BEST squares. All of us cousins complain bitterly about how many calories are probably in everything, yet find ourselves coming back for more, one “Grandma Weyland slice” at a time. For the uninitiated, a Grandma Weyland slice is when you cut a piece of baking in half, intending to eat just that one half to save calories. 5 minutes later you proceed to eat the other half anyway.
Please forgive the slightly terrible photo. It was from my first year of blogging, but I also don’t want to remove it because I still want to acknowledge my aunt. I promise there are much nicer photos below.
Tired of the same old Christmas baking? These easy Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats will shake up your usual holiday baking. The recipe comes together in minutes and is sure to impress. Your only problem will be keeping enough on hand for friends and family.