The Baking Owl

A blog written by an aspiring 16 year old baker…..

Christmas Treats


Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone!

There are many desserts people make for the holidays (which makes it hard to choose from), so this year, I went with a few of the classics. I made decorated sugar cookies, gingerbread men, and peppermint rice krispy treats. I had a lot of fun making these festive treats especially because my little brother was helping me make and decorate the cookies.

The first dessert I made were sugar cookies that I decorated with an easy cookie glaze. These cookies are probably the easiest that I ever made. They only take a few ingredients and are also egg-less, so vegetarians can also enjoy them. For the cookie recipe look below the pictures. For the cookie glaze, just click on this link: Cookie Icing

The next thing I baked were gingerbread men. Out of all of the years of my baking (I have been baking since I was 6 years old), I  have never made gingerbread men! So this year, I added it to my holiday baking list. I got the recipe from a video on YouTube: Gingerbread Men Cookies. These Cookies were really good and crispy, but a little hard to work with because the dough was really sticky. To decorate them, I used the same cookie icing and red hots (spicy cinnamon candy decorations).

The last thing I made were peppermint rice krispy treats. They were easy to make and did not take a lot of time. All I did to make the peppermint flavor was putting  just a 1/2 teaspoon of pure peppermint extract. Then, to make them more festive, I dyed the melted marshmallow green and using my Christmas tree cookie cutter, I cut out little green Christmas trees. My brother thought they were not complete and sprinkled them with red, green, and white sprinkles.

On Christmas eve, my mom and I decorated several platters with the cookies and treats I made and gave to our neighbors , friends, and family!

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Sugar Cookies

Makes 30 cookies


2 sticks of organic unsalted butter

1 cup of powdered sugar

2 cups of organic all purpose flour

½ tsp. of baking powder

1 ½ tsp. of pure vanilla extract


1.Preheat your oven to 355 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat mat

2.With an electric mixer, beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy in a large sized bowl.

3.In another medium sized bowl sift the flour and baking powder.

4.Add the flour mixture a little bit at a time, beating well after each addition.

5.Finally add the vanilla extract and beat until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.

6.Divide dough into 2 portions and cover with plastic wrap. Then, refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

7.Take one portion of dough and roll it out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using desired cookie cutters.

8.Place cut outs on lined baking sheet and bake in pre-heated oven for 6-8 min. until lightly golden brown on edges.

9.Let cookies cool on cooling rack for 10 minutes and decorate if you want.

*Most of the ingredients I use are organic and it makes a difference in taste for the cake, but you may use non-organic ingredients if you prefer


Author: sofia abbas

just a teenaged girl with a food blog and a passion for baking

7 thoughts on “Christmas Treats

  1. Those cookies look like fun! 🙂


  2. You’re making me hungry. Those cookies look AWESOME. And delicious!, 😀

    Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!! 🙂


  3. Wow that is amazing! You have to be a professional baker to make cookies like that! They look like the most delicious homemade cookies I have ever seen in my entire life!:D


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