Christmas Baking

This Christmas season has been very different for me than usual. Where I'm working right now gets extremely busy during the holidays. So I have had to condense and cut back on some of my holiday traditions.

The one thing that got cut back was my Christmas baking. Normally I spend an entire day baking for a solid 8 hours. Typically 5 or 6 recipes are made. But this year I just made a couple of things that both me and Adam really enjoy. He requested basic shortbread cookies and sugar cookies. And for me I made my Mom's chocolate macaroons.

Christmas sugar cookies! Christmas Baking

Last weekend, we also put together our gingerbread house. We stocked up on extra candy at The Bulk Barn and they had a big section with Christmas-themed candy that was perfect for gingerbread houses. I think it turned out great and we ended up with lots of leftover candy.

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I spent part of my afternoon today watching Elf. Shortly I'll be off to go drink candy cane hot chocolate and read before I head to bed.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
xo Jen


  1. Too cute! It's interesting to see other people's "Christmas Traditions". Thanks for sharing!


  2. I love your little gingerbread house; utterly adorable, especially the little icing Santa :) And the look on your cats face really made me giggle


  3. It looks like the cat is waiting for you to turn your back and snatch up some candy! :) The house looks great!