a holiday baking explosion

20 Dec

Happy Holidays!

I have been doing a lot of baking, which I promptly package up and send to work with Jim, lest I sit around eating it all day while hunting for a job. Seriously, dozens of cookies, muffins and bread… it could get bad. But, I love to bake, so bake I shall. How could I not, with my rusty, trusty tome?

In lieu of the holidays, rather than just making a batch of cookies, tossing them into Tupperware and calling it good, I got a little overly excited last week and sort of overdid it. Things will be quiet on these fronts through the holidays, so in the meantime, let your eyes feast upon this bit of food pr0n.


Mocha Stripes

Snickerdoodles and Mochas were joined by Lemon Drops and Fudgie Wudgie bites

Orange Chocolate Chip Mini-Muffins (one recipe makes 3 dozen minis!)

Each department also got a small loaf of my Holiday Bread, infused with orange zest and speckled with dried cranberries- yum!

The whole lot, ready for eating

Here are the recipes for the Lemon Drop Cookies (my favorites!) and the Fudgie Wudgie Brownies. Have a happy and safe holiday, whether you celebrate or whether you eat Chinese food in your pajamas (or whether celebrating includes eating Chinese food in your pajamas)!


22 Responses to “a holiday baking explosion”

  1. Babygirl December 20, 2010 at 11:44 pm #

    WOw.. these look sooo yummy

    • Kris December 23, 2010 at 7:49 am #


  2. Allyson December 21, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    Oh man, you just made my eyes pop outta my head with all of these yum eats. Jim’s coworkers are quite lucky! Beautiful presentation.

    • Kris December 23, 2010 at 7:49 am #

      Thanks a lot! The presentation is half of the fun.

  3. Lee Ann December 21, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    Wow! I’m going to make the holiday bread for Christmas Eve and some of those cookies tonight.
    Have a great Christmas!

    • Kris December 23, 2010 at 7:50 am #

      Yay! I love the bread, it’s so easy and it’s very festive!

  4. Amanda Nobile December 21, 2010 at 9:15 am #

    Everything looks so gorgeous and yummy! I am definitely going to whip some of those items up this week…..that bread looks divine! Merry Christmas!

    • Kris December 23, 2010 at 7:50 am #

      Merry Christmas to you, too!

  5. Bianca- Vegan Crunk December 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    I wished I worked Jim’s office…I want some of that glazed bread…OMG!

    • Kris December 23, 2010 at 7:51 am #

      Haha, I don’t know how much they’ll like me when they all become borderline diabetics! 😛

  6. Courtney December 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    Wow–you have outdone yourself! Not only did you bake amazingly delicious vegan goodies, but look at how you packaged it all! You have gone above and waaaaay beyond 🙂


    • Kris December 23, 2010 at 7:53 am #

      Thanks, Courtney! Have a Merry Christmas!

  7. Josiane December 21, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    Jim’s coworkers are a lucky bunch! Those packages look delightful. You did an awesome job!
    Good luck with your own job hunt.

    • Kris December 23, 2010 at 7:54 am #

      Thanks, Josiane! You know how it is… but I have some promising leads.

  8. Hope December 22, 2010 at 6:28 am #

    Those look AMAZING! Where did you get that awesome packaging?

    • Kris December 23, 2010 at 7:54 am #

      Funnily enough, I got on clearance at Target last year after the holidays. I’m thrifty/cheap like that. 🙂

  9. Siobhan December 22, 2010 at 11:40 am #

    They all look so wonderful! They look really great in their packaging – not sure they would be in it long though! Everything looks absolutely delicious.I would love to bake the holiday bread over the holiday season, it looks to die for! Could you please tell me where I can find the recipe for it. Is it in one of your books?

    • Kris December 23, 2010 at 7:55 am #

      Hi Siobhan! It is in my book 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes. Happy Holidays!

  10. V Chopra December 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm #

    OMG, all the holiday goods look amazing. Would you share the recipe for the Mocha Stripes please?

    • Kris December 23, 2010 at 7:56 am #

      Hi there! The Mocha Stripes recipe can be found in my book 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes. I would put it up, but quite a few recipes from that book are already posted on my site and my publishers don’t like me giving away the farm, you know how it is. 🙂 Thanks!

  11. Siobhan December 27, 2010 at 5:25 am #

    Thanks for letting me know about which book the holiday bread is in – I’ve been holding off buying one of your book until I knew which one. I’m off to Amazon right now. Your food looks sooo good!

  12. Lee Ann December 27, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    I made the Holiday Bread for Christmas Eve. It was so good (and soeasy) we were all having “just one more little slice” – in the end I had to freeze some of it to stop eating it all in one day.

    I also made your sweet wheat rolls – perfect!

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