December 8, 2009
There’s definitely something about Christmas time that makes us want to bake. For some, it may be a family tradition to make dozens of cut-out cookies for the kids to decorate, and for others it may be the fun of building and decorating a magnificent gingerbread house, or maybe just baking the traditional pumpkin or pecan pie. I miss the days when our kids were younger and we would spend a day making and decorating dozens of cut-out sugar cookies.
I’ve mentioned before that on a normal day-to-day basis, I don’t do a lot of baking, but around this time of year, I do make more of an effort. I love giving homemade gifts so I’ll usually bake up a variety of mini loaves of bread or a nice assortment of festive cookies for friends and neighbors.
There are so many amazing Christmas cookies splashed on the covers of magazines and on the food blogs this month that make me wish I had more time to make Christmas cookies.
Maybe I need one of these to help me out! I bet this little gem would get the job done a lot faster than my little hand held mixer.
It just so happens that Susan over at She’s Becoming Doughmesstic is giving away one of these beautiful Candy Apple Red KitchenAid Stand Mixers! I’ve never owned a stand mixer, but if I had one, I would definitely put it to good use.