Christmas Baking 2013

Once the middle of December rolls around, my dad asks me to bake something for the people at his work. Usually it’s always chocolate chip cookies and brownies as some of you will probably remember fromย this postย last year. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Best of the West Brownies

iLove Chocolate Chip Cookies

This year, I also made some cinnamon rice krispies. I think they’re perfect for this time of year, and they’re super quick too!

Cinnamon Rice Krispies

The frosting gives it an extra special touch that almost makes them look like cinnamon rolls. This time I didn’t add any frosting when I gave them away because I was making these around 10 p.m. last night. ๐Ÿ™‚


I have to warn you, I made these late at night so the only pictures I could take was with this ugly fluorescent light, which didn’t give me the nicest pictures. But I wanted to show you what I did and give you some ideas.



All packed and ready to be given away!!

Since this was for the people at my dad’s work, I didn’t do anything fancy. But when we’ll give something to our neighbors I want it to be a little more festive. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, what are you baking to give away this Christmas?

Jessica the Bakerย 

p.s. You can find the recipes on my blog. I might post the cinnamon rice krispies later…for now you can look on any rice krispie cereal box and use that recipe and just add cinnamon.

Apricot Jam & Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

‘Tis the season for cookies! For me, cookies are in season all year round. ๐Ÿ™‚ But since a lot of you are taking out your cookie recipes around this time of year, here is a cookie recipe for you! These will be great to give as gifts to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, family, you name it! ๐Ÿ™‚

These cookies are so delicious! They’re a little different than the regular angel thumbprint cookies everyone usually makes because I used my chocolate chip cookie recipe. So, since that recipe has brown sugar in it, it gave these a molasses taste that goes so well with this jam! ย I also had some pecans on hand and used that for some cookies with chocolate chips.



This one almost looks like a heart! ๐Ÿ™‚






Hopefully you’ll give these a try! ๐Ÿ™‚ I know you all are probably making sugar cookies around this time of year, but it never hurts to add a new cookie recipe to your cookie collection! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Apricot Jam & Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Jessica the Baker