As soon as temperatures start to dip down, all I can think about is baking. I especially love baking cakes and cookies and thought you might like to do the same during the holiday season. I put together a list of holiday baking essentials for you to create your home-baked goods for your friends and family.
I put together this holiday baking essentials guide in partnership with Home Hardware. All opinions are my own.
Ginger snaps, shortbread, and sugar cookies bake up nicely, and can easily be mailed to friends and family. Box some up and bring them over for housewarmings or potlucks.
I baked ginger molasses cookies using fresh ginger on a 10″ x 15″ Non Stick Cookie Sheet. They turned out so delicious! The cookie sheet is nice and heavy, which is great—no worries about it buckling or not lasting. It has a non-stick/abrasion resistant coating and is professional quality.
I know making lots of cookies is a holiday tradition for many people, so I included the cookie sheet in my list of holiday baking essentials. If you’re looking for a gift to give someone who just moved out or is getting their first place after college, my list is a great place to start to get 4 essentials on a budget. Each item is less than $16 each!
With the following 4 products, you can put together plenty of delicious holiday bakes goods:
1. 9″ Non-Stick Springform Cake Pan
2. 7 Quart Deep Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl
3. 10-1/2″ Stainless Steel Professional Balloon Whisk
4. 10″ x 15″ Non Stick Cookie Sheet
I used the above 4 items to put together this chocolate cake topped with soft ginger molasses cookies:
My family loved the ginger molasses cookies I made. The chocolate cake was light and rich at the same time. The springform cake pan worked really well, because I was able to ice the sides of the cake really easily. I’m sure a layered cake would be even more beautiful. Mixing up the cake batter was quick and easy with the balloon whisk and mixing bowl. I like that the mixing bowl has measurements on the side to help while adding ingredients.
What are your favourite holiday treats to bake?