It was my turn to host our monthly What’s Baking? group challenge, and I figured January was the perfect month to choose a theme involving snow. Normally, by this time of year, our area has already seen plenty of it. This season, however, has been pretty “balmy”, with only two snowstorms thus far – the bigger one happening right before Halloween! Still, baking your favorite snowday treat is always fun – white fluffy stuff or not.
Jen from Beantown Baker baked these Hot Chocolate Cookies…a clever way to get a popular snowday beverage into the oven…
And apparently, Jey from The Jey of Cooking had the same idea with her version!
Jill from JBean Cuisine submitted a fun twist on a usual favorite with these Butternut Squash Cinnamon Buns:
Lindsay from Peace, Love and French Fries showed her spirit and baked these Creamsicle Cookies, even though it was 50 degrees (in Denver!) that day:
Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks author Heather chose a chocolaty treat – how delicious does this Chocolate Covered Brownie Bottom Cheesecake look?
Ange from The Tiny Tyrant’s Kitchen made a treat that was a big hit with our family this Christmas – Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies:
More of that oh-so-popular hot chocolate made an appearance, in Our Share of the Harvest’s Lindsey’s Hot Chocolate Cupcakes:
Yudith from Blissfully Delicious made some beautiful looking Madeleines:
Ammie from Adventures in my Kitchen served up a jolt with Chocolate Cappuccino Chip Cookies:
The Boys Made Me Do It’s Cara made this yummy looking Orange Sticky Bun, which brought back some memories for her:
Catherine from Pursuing Domestic Goddess-ness actually DID have snow when she baked these Oatmeal Maple Scones:
Jaida from Sweet Beginnings made my mouth water with this Chocolate Lava Cake:
Stephanie from Brownies and Blondies had the same thought process as I did when it comes to baking on a snow day, and used what she had on hand for these Kitchen Sink Cookies…
…just like Bella and I did when we made our Monster Cookies (see below for recipe). Who wants to drive in the snow, anyway?
Carrie’s Sweet Life became even sweeter with these Brown Sugar Cookies:
Amanda from Our Italian Kitchen was the only one who chose to bake a pie – this Salted Caramel Pie – which looks super comforting!
And finally, Sandra, who will host next month’s What’s Baking? challenge on her blog, She Cooks and Bakes, made this delicious candy treat – Twix Bars.
Thanks for your participation, ladies! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for February, when the theme will be “baking something sweet for your sweets“!
from Sweet Anna’s
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup packed sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup m&ms, divided
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until just set and barely golden brown around the edges. Do NOT overcook!