Holiday Baking

It's no surprise I love to bake and there's always a million different recipes I want to try at all times! So I figured since Christmas is just over a month away, I should start some Christmas baking and split all my batches in half. Half for the freezer (to feed to company), and half for our cookie container for lunch treats. 

Last week I made some easy refrigerator sprinkle cookies and peanut clusters. I was hoping the refrigerator cookies would taste similar to a sugar cookie but they're not quite the same. They're ok but next time I'll stick with an actual sugar cookie recipe. 

The peanut clusters turned out quite yummy though and I will definitely make them again. They're super easy to make too. 

You need:
1 2/3 cups chips - It recommends peanut butter or butterscotch. I used butterscotch and they're very good. However next time I might try semi-sweet chocolate chips.
1 tablespoon shortening
2 cups salted peanuts

That's it! You just mix the chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes. After it's been heated, stir the mixture until it's smooth. Then add peanuts, mix to cover peanuts and then drop onto either wax paper or into candy cups. 

I'm not sure what will be next up but I did stock up on baking ingredients today so I will have lots of choices! 

xo Jen


  1. Those peanut clustery things sound so easy and delicious! Sounds like you're going to be very well prepared for guests over Christmas time :) xxx

  2. I really want those peanut clustery things. I love peanuts.