December 18th, 2013
The Grand View Builders team knows the holidays are an especially busy time for your home and kitchens as guests make their way into town. Everyone has his or her favorite go-to recipes, but if you’re interested in spicing your baking up and trying something new, we’re sharing some exceptionally delicious cookie and bread recipes below.
Breads are easy to make and also make delicious gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends. You can bake large loaves, mini loaves or muffins depending on how you want to package your snack. We recommend these apricot bread, banana walnut bread and gingerbread loaf recipes for a spin on some classic Christmas flavors. Let the bread cool for an hour after baking. To ensure the bread stays fresh wrap it in wax paper and then saran wrap.
Since breads frequently have a longer baking time than other homemade products, we recommend baking cookies if you’re in a bit of a time crunch. Although we love classic chocolate chip and sugar cookies, consider baking theses Oreo doodles, figgy peanut butter and molasses cookies for unique and out-of-the-box Christmas treats. Arrange a variety of cookies on a platter for a beautiful presentation or package the cookies individually in cookie bags or boxes as gifts.
Once you’ve finished baking all your delicious treats, festive containers or packages are the perfect way to add extra Christmas cheer to your baked goods. Your treats are sure to taste and look like perfection when you use decorative loaf pans, festive holiday paper baking cups, mason jars or cookie bags tied with colorful Christmas ribbons.