December Baking Challenge + Giveaway!

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Thank you so much for entering this giveaway and supporting Sally’s Baking Addiction. Winner is: Linda who loves spending time with family. She has been notified via email.

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SURPRISE!

December’s baking challenge is coming to you a few days early. You see, every Monday after Thanksgiving kicks off my annual Sally’s Cookie Palooza cookie recipe marathon. Sally’s Cookie Palooza is 2 full weeks of new cookie recipes, 10 recipes in a row. This will be year 5!

I wanted to squeeze December’s Baking Challenge in our cookie palooza-ing, so I figure let’s just stick it right in the beginning. You ready for this?

Before we get to it, let’s recap what the baking challenge is.

What is the Baking Challenge?

  • On the 1st of every month, I post a new recipe complete with a quick how-to video, plenty of tips, tricks, and photos.
  • I want you to bake the recipe yourself during that month! Come back and tell me how it went.
  • If you’d like, share your photos throughout the month using #sallysbakingchallenge on Instagram or email me, tweet me, or upload a photo of your recipe to my Facebook page. I want you all involved!
  • If you don’t like a particular flavor in that month’s recipe, there is an alternate Monthly Baking Challenge recipe.

Let’s Look Back on November

Recipe: Pie Crust Designs

November’s baking challenge was all about conquering the fear of pie crust. OR, if you’ve mastered the art already, it was time to focus on your pie crust craft. I loved November’s recipe because it challenged you to get creative and, hopefully, gain some confidence in the process. Because that’s the whole point of these monthly baking challenges: to build confidence and improve your skill. November’s baking challenge gave YOU the control.

And I loved the results.

Take a look at some of your gorgeous photos of unique pie crust designs on Instagram. And here’s a bunch that are either there, sent to me, posted on my Facebook page, or in my Facebook group.

WOW. There is immense talent in this community. I’m so inspired. And want to bake, like, 1387 more pies.

Dcember Baking Challenge

Let’s keep the creativity flowing through the end of the year!

Tomorrow, November 27th, is day 1 of Sally’s Cookie Palooza AND the challenge recipe for December. This is the last challenge of 2017! And, just like November’s baking challenge, the ball is in your court. We’re making decorated sugar cookies. You can make any shape/design you want, but I’m going to specifically teach you how to make SNOWMAN sugar cookies!!! Ahhh they’re so cute!!!

The general feedback I receive about decorated sugar cookies is: royal icing is terrifying. Yes, it can be. But you can do anything with a little practice. Trust me… if I can make royal icing and decorate cookies with it (and have them look somewhat decent) so can you. I promise.

GIVEAWAY!

Thank you all so much for participating in my monthly baking challenges. Today I’m giving you the chance to win some of the tools you’ll need to decorate sugar cookies this holiday season. These are the exact baking tools/brands I use in my own kitchen and I swear by them. Not sponsored, I’m truly a fangirl for this stuff.

1 winner will receive:

How to enter:

Simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite thing about the holiday season. Is it spending time with family, time off from school or work, seeing your children’s faces light up, the food, traditions, music, decorations? What’s your favorite? This giveaway is open to the whole world. Giveaway ends Monday, December 4th at 12am EST. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email.

December Baking Challenge on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Check back tomorrow for the recipe, step-by-step pics, and the alternate December recipe. And don’t forget to enter my cookbook giveaway too!

Some of the links above are affiliate links, which pay me a small commission for my referral at no extra cost to you! Thank you for supporting Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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  1. My favorite thing about the holidays is walking into my living room and seeing our Christmas tree lit up every day. It’s bright and beautiful, and I just love it.

  2. My favorite thing about the holiday is just the magic of this season. I love how my tree & all the lights make my house feel so cozy & inviting. And of course I love Christmas baking!!!!!

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