When the holiday season comes around, many people look forward to baking. Whether it’s making all types of holiday cakes, pies, and cookies, batches of fudge and peanut brittle, or even building gingerbread houses, there’s nothing like these fun and festive treats to indulge in at this time of year.
Do you bake during the holiday season? If so, I would love to know what you enjoy making (cookies, cakes, pies, fudge, etc.). Please let me know in the blog’s comment section.
The popularity of holiday baking
Why do people bake more during the holidays than at other times of the year? Many enjoy gifting their delicious baked treats to friends, family, coworkers, etc. And, those lucky recipients not only enjoy eating the treats, they appreciate the time that went into making and decorating them.
Holiday baking can also be a chance for quality time with loved ones. It can be a fun activity to do together and a holiday tradition that you look forward to every year.
Best holiday desserts in each state
I came across this fun list of the best holiday desserts in each state that was put together by Taste of Home. (If you want any of the recipes, just click on the Taste of Home link.)
Alabama – Tender Pecan Logs
Alaska – Festive Cranberry Cake
Arizona – Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie
Arkansas – Rosettes
California – Pistachio Cranberry Bark
Colorado – Peppermint Lava Cake
Connecticut – Nantucket Cranberry Tart
Delaware – Double Whammy Eggnog Cookies
Florida – Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Streusel
Georgia – Candy Cane Snowballs
Hawaii – Pineapple Pie with Coconut Cream
Idaho – Toffee Turtle Squares
Illinois – Eggnog Tres Leches Cake
Indiana – Peppermint Chip Cheesecake
Iowa – Reindeer Cake
Kansas – Perfect Chocolate Fudge
Kentucky – White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch
Louisiana – Baklava Cheesecake
Maine – Cranberry-Pear Apple Crisp
Maryland – Butter Pound Cake
Massachusetts – Cast-Iron White Chocolate Tart
Michigan – Peanut Butter Snowballs
Minnesota – Cran-Apple Praline Gingerbread
Mississippi – Spiced Eggnog Pumpkin Pie
Missouri – National Harvest Festival
Montana – No Bake Cookie Butter Blossoms
Nebraska – Black Forest Chocolate Torte
Nevada – Chocolate Caramel Candy
New Hampshire – Cranberry-Almond Apple Pie
New Jersey – Chocolate Yule Log
New Mexico – Mole New Mexican Wedding Cookies
New York – Spiced Rum Fruitcake
North Carolina – Best Red Velvet Cake
North Dakota – Norwegian Cookies
Ohio – Gingerbread Truffles
Oklahoma – Spiced Pomegranate-Pear Cake
Oregon – Contest-Winning Hazelnut Toffee
Pennsylvania – Chocolate-Covered Coconut Candy
Rhode Island – Silky Chocolate Pie
South Carolina – Red Velvet Cheesecake
South Dakota – Easy Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes
Tennessee – Grandma’s Divinity
Texas – Pecan Cake with Cookie Butter Frosting
Utah – Dipped Gingersnaps
Vermont – Maple Syrup Pie
Virginia – Frozen Peppermint Delight
Washington – White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies
West Virginia – Black Forest Upside-Down Cake
Wisconsin – Mint Chocolate Cheesecake
Wyoming – Freezer Pumpkin Pie
*The list did not include Washington D.C.
One thing I enjoy during the holiday season is watching holiday baking shows. I love to see all the creativity and talent that goes into the variety of baked creations. Maybe one day I’ll get inspired to try some out of the ordinary baking! Do you enjoy watching holiday baking shows, too?
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