Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Baking...Three Great Recipes

My house is clean, my kids are all outside in the delicious, warm sunshine playing together, and I am baking away!
I decided that Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls were perfect for the neighbors.

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Have you tried them yet?
Oh are missing out if you haven't.
Recipe HERE.

I made Oreo Tuffles...WOW are they sweet and so simple to make!
Just crush 3 cups of Oreos in a plastic bag.
Pour into a bowl...

Add a package of cream cheese and mix well.

Melt 2 bars of chocolate in the microwave.

 Then form small balls of the ooey gooey filling, dip in chocolate with a spoon until completely covered.
Set on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper to set.

Package them up and they are the perfect little gift!

Recipe HERE.

Lily also made this delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread...almost by herself!

Lily's Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
{adapted from Betty Crocker}

1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda 
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease 2 loaf pans.

Mix sugar and butter in a bowl, stir in eggs until well blended.
Add bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla, and cinnamon.. Beat until smooth.
Add flour, baking soda, salt until just moistened. Don't over mix!
Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour into 2 8.5x 4.5x 2.5 pans.

Bake for 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Wishing you a lovely Thursday!



Jacqueline said...

Everything looks amazing. I've been looking for something simple to make as extra 'just in case gifts' if you know what I mean...and those oreo truffles look simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas.

Gumbo Lily said...

Yum and YUM! I've made PW's cinnamon rolls and they are terrific. I 'specially like the maple/coffee frosting. Everything looks so beautiful and edible!

Amanda said...


Can't wait to try them all!

christan perona said...

Can't wait to try the truffles. They look fantastic!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a Christmas full of peace as you reflect on all with which you've been blessed. Hugs, Christan

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

I wish I'd seen your banana bread recipe earlier! I made some the other night and ended up having to check on it every 5 minutes because it wasn't done. Now I know it needs about an hour!

Anne Marie said...

those all look so professional...and I am again, wanting to be a neighbor!!

have a very blessed Christmas Julia!!
with love,prayers & blessings,
Anne Marie

Unknown said...

What a great idea to send cinnamon rolls to the neighbors! They would be great for Christmas morning. I'm thinking... make ahead and tell neighbors to pop them in the freezer perhaps? Then pull them out first thing that morning and bake a little later.

Merry Christmas, Julia!

Carissa Anne said...

Hi Julia,

I just got caught up on all your blissful goodness!!!!

We celebrate St. Nicholas day too!!
Love the frosty mist on your garden, how magical.

And I completely enjoyed all your gift wrapping an tag inspiration!!!

Your home look s so cozy, warm and inviting. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

Love Carissa

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Jessica Allen said...

What bags do you use to be able to fit a pie dish into? Thank you! My daughter is doing a bake sale.

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