My friend Amanda once blogged about the personalities of cooks vs. bakers. Essentially the theory is those who like to follow recipes tend to be bakers and those who are more into experimenting and being creative with recipes tend to be cooks. This is completely true for me. I like to follow a recipe and don't like to stray from the ingredients or requirements. I am a baker. I love baking yummy treats for me, my family and for others. This time of year, I tend to bake more so that I can wrap up cute tins to give as gifts and I look forward to me annual cookie exchange. In honour of the season of baking and this week's Listicle topic, "Ten Things Food," I give you the top ten things that I love to bake.
1. Chocolate Chip Slab Cookie- This is a Best of Bridge recipe that can be made as a pizza, on a cookie sheet or in mini muffin tins. This is an egg free recipe so it is great for those with egg allergies. You cream the butter and brown sugar for three to five minutes and this cookie melts in your mouth.
2. Sugar Cookies- While a little time consuming because the dough needs to be chilled and then rolled and cut, I love to bake these cookies because of how much fun it is for the kids. Baking and decorating sugar cookies has become a family tradition at our house.
|Sugar cookies- December 2010|
3. Chocolate chip cookie pie- If you like chocolate chip cookies and pie, this is a winning combination. Bakerella came up with this little gem.
4. Gingerbread Cookies- Another family tradition and winner with the kids. I am not going to lie, sometimes (like this year), I buy the dough. Thank you Pillsbury.
5. Oreo Cupcakes- Another piece of magic created by Bakerella.
6. Mars Bar Rice Krispie Square- A delicious nut free dessert that is the first to go at any potluck.
7. Homemade Chocolate Cake- This is a family recipe and I have yet to taste a better chocolate cake than this one. It is the most requested cake at family birthdays.
8. Breton Brittle- I make this every year. My old room mate Jane and I renamed it Skor Bark Treat because it reminds us so much of a Skor Bar. You can never stop with just one piece.
9. Rocky Road Fudge- This was another treat that I used to make every year at Christmas. It is a great treat to pack up and give away as a thank you. But the peanuts in this recipe make it a no go for us now.
10. Lemon Bars- This is another Best of Bridge recipe that my friend Michelle shared. I make this recipe with love. Captain Canada is all about lemon treats and this is a favourite for him.
Are you a baker or a cook?
What is your favourite, go-to recipe. Please share.