As if Christmas wasn’t busy enough with things to do, not to mention already overflowing with nice things to eat, something (usually ‘I have eggs needing used’ ;)) makes me want to bake.
My first thought was a batch of these oatmeal raisin cookies, but in honour of the season I made a few changes. First, swapped out the raisins for cranberries, and soaked them in a bit of (ahem) cointreau for that festive orange zing. I also upped the spice content: a bit more cinnamon, a little nutmeg.
As ever, I started baking and regretted the effort needed almost immediately. Creaming butter and sugar is tough on the wrists! Still, I think the end result was pretty much worth it 😉
Tomorrow: fruit loaf!
For other inspiration, why not check out these boozy fruits and marzipan, or add festive flavours to a batch of muffins? 🙂 And of course, can’t not mention the recipe that gets me 99.99% of my hits – the infamous and inexplicable over-popular jaffa cake trifle!
What are your go-to festive recipes?