I like making a holiday baking list each year. And I’m fairly certain I like to bake, it’s just a bad formula to mix a long list of baking with the other holiday rush type stuff that makes me a little crazy. But this will be the year, right? There will be no stress and no messes and I won’t run out of any ingredients and I won’t sample too much and feel bloaty and I will wake early and go to bed late and never be a bit tired.
Another idea I thought about was cheating with chocolate covered pretzels. Last year I made 60 cello bags full. They were holiday shaped pretzels I bought at Big Lots (classy) and it took me a whole day to make them, I thought I would never want to make them again. I think this year I will try buying pretzels already covered in choc and warm them a little and sprinkle them or drizzle with melted white choc. Pretzel cheating…even classier than shopping at Big Lots.
What’s on your baking list? Is there something you make every year for the sake of tradition?