Baking…

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I haven’t been in a baking mood for a very very long time. I normally love baking. Much more than cooking. Several  years ago I went completely sugar free (well, only allowed myself 15 g of sugar a day in all foods). And, although I have slipped from my dietary focus, I really haven’t picked up baking.

Until today.

So, this is just a short post to encourage Christmas baking! Tonight I made:

  • chocolate crinkles
  • peanut butter squares
  • prepared but haven’t finished orange raspberry turnovers

I am still thinking of what other cookies to make. I’m taking suggestions in the comments! Give me your best suggestions (recipes would be appreciated if they are not a standard cookie). I’ll post the recipes tomorrow along with some photos for these.

Tonight, I’m off to bed!


Blogs I might be linking to:
Menu Planning Monday, On The Menu Monday, Erin Branscoms, Marital Oneness, The Better Mom, Multitudes on Monday, Hear it On Sunday, Sharing His Bounty, What Joy Is Mine, Playdates at the Well, Back to School Monday, Domestically Divine Tuesdays, Time Warp Wife, Funky Planet Frequent Flier Club, Encourage One Another, Living Well Wednesdays, Legacy Leaver Thursday, What’s Up Wednesday, Thought Provoking Thursday, Hearts 4 Home, Thankful Thursday, First Day of My Life , Thankful Thursdays, Thankful, Thankful Thursday Brown-eyed Bell(e), Big Family Fridays, Faith Filled Fridays, Feasting In Fellowship Friday, Homemaking Link-up Week-end, A Little R&R

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6 Comments

  1. They sound delicious, Kate! I have some recipes on my blog under the baking label. I just made a new cookie this year called, Minnesota Munchers and WOWZERS!!! They were good!

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    • I’ll check them out. Is this new recipe there?

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  2. Yes, it is. They are drop cookies, easy to make and yield a lot.

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  3. Hello, looking forward to the turnover recipe, I have always wanted to try making them. Well, about cookies. I have been posting a different cookie recipe on my blog every day for the Countdown to Christmas! So far, and these correspond to the days, there is
    1 Quick Nut Fudge 2 Peanut Blossoms 3 Oatmeal Scotchies 4 Peanutbutter cookies
    5 Peanut butter fudge 6 Chocolate No Bakes 7 Ginger Snaps 8 Sugar Cookies
    9 Chocolate Chip Cookies 10 Oatmeal Cookies 11 Fudge Mallow Candy
    12 Fruit Swirls and today 13 will be (when I get my post up) Vanilla Wafer Cookies
    and I just found a recipe I would like to try from Brown Eyed Baker called Snowball cookies: http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2012/12/13/snowball-cookies-recipe/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+browneyedbaker%2Ffeed+%28Brown+Eyed+Baker+%29 Hope you have a great day!!! Happy Baking
    Ps, does the cutting back on sugar to 15 gms a day work? I have to do something about my health, I am trying but its not easy.

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    • Thanks, Correna. I’ve been following you recipes and keeping track of those that I want to make too!

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    • Sorry, forgot. Yes, with cutting back to 15 g of sugar really helped with weight loss (I have such a struggle with that…my body doesn’t quite work right) BUT it keeps my glucose levels low — I’m at very high risk for diabetes. It is a pretty rigid change, but I was able to keep it going faithfully until I was hospitalized and they have NO food that is low sugar! That broke me and I’ve never quite gotten back into the swing of things. Need to make that a priority again.

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