Category Archives: Christmas Time

Merry Christmas! Here are some last minute printable tags that you can download to add to your gifts.

Photography, design and styling by Alma Loveland.

If you still need a neighbor, teacher or best friend gift, these delicious white chocolate filled Christmas cookies are sure to be a hit with everyone on your list. And the best part–the kiddos can help decorate them!

You will need: sugar cookie dough, linzer cookie cutter set, white chocolate in a variety of colors, melting chocolate bottles, parchment paper, clear bags, twine

Roll out the sugar cookie dough and cut into shapes using the Linzer cookie cutter. Bake the cookies according to directions.

Melt the white chocolate in the bottles according to the directions on the package. Once the cookies have cooled, place them onto a sheet of parchment paper. Squeeze white chocolate into the holes of the cookies make by the Linzer cookie cutter. Make sure to let the chocolate completely set up and harden before moving the cookies. Once the white chocolate is hard again, package up your cookies to hand out to your friends and neighbors!

Photography, design and styling by Sara Schmutz.

Pass out cute and yummy holiday treats to your neighbors this year! Making a Donut Wreath is a kid friendly project (and a fun family tradition).

donut wreath neighbor gift

You will need: plain, unglazed cake donuts; glaze frosting; sprinkles, candies, decorations, etc.; 4 inch by 5 1/2 inch glassine bag; bag topper download (see below)


1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons corn syrup
2 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.

donut wreat

Call your local bakery or donut shop and request plain cake donuts (no glaze). Or bake your own. We used the Wilton donut pan and recipe provided with the pan. Make the glaze and tint green with food coloring. Dip your donuts in the glaze. Place the donuts on a cooling rack to let the extra glaze drip off.

While the glaze is still wet, sprinkle with green sugar or sprinkles. Decorate with any other candies.

Once the donut glaze has dried, package your little holiday wreathes into glassine bags. Print out the bag topper and staple to the top of your bag.

Photography, styling and design by Sara Schmutz.

Last week I was invited to tour a local Harmon’s grocery store here in Utah. My mom always shopped at Harmon’s when I was a kid. The owners, Bob and Randy Harmon (brothers), showed us around their brand new store in downtown Salt Lake City. It is beautiful and amazing and everything you never dreamed a grocery store could be. There are two levels. The upper level has lounge seating and free wifi. There is a post office. The have a gelato stand where they make their own gelato from methods they learned and machines they bought in Italy. On the lower level they have a huge selection of every kind of food. Cheeses, fresh daily baked bread, and yummy lunch buffets. They put thoughtful detail into everything they do. I was impressed. I know they’ve come a long way since my mom and I went there together and I’m glad to experience the change first hand. See the giveaway details at the end of the post.

Now on to the post: Mint Oreo Cookies

These delightful little cookies bring out the kid in everyone. With their sweet cookie taste and a hint of holiday peppermint, it’s a treat everyone will enjoy.

You will need: peppermint candies, white chocolate, Oreo type cookies, parchment paper, mini gable boxes

Unwrap and crush the peppermint candies in a food processor. Melt the white chocolate in a bowl by microwaving it for 30 seconds at a time. Stir the chocolate after every 30 seconds so that it doesn’t burn.

Gather your kids together to help you finish the cookies. Dip the cookies in white chocolate and place on a sheet of parchment paper. Sprinkle the crushed peppermint on top. Repeat until you have dipped all of your Oreos. Don’t move the cookies until the white chocolate has cooled and hardened.

Line a mini gable box with some parchment paper and stack 4 oreo cookie treats into a box. A sweet surprise in a sweet little package for your loved ones!

Photography, design and styling by Sara Schmutz.

Now back to the giveaway. Because it’s nearing Christmas, and Harmons is wonderful, AND they want to help you have a delicious holiday, a few of us have teamed up to offer you all 4 chances to win a $50.00 gift card to Harmons! I know that many of you aren’t local to Utah, but if you live here or know someone who lives in Utah that you’d like to give this to, enter below for a little help covering some of those holiday grocery bills. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I apologize for the lack of posts this week! My website hosting company informed me a few days ago that some updates needed to be applied to their servers. Since there could be some performance issues as the updates run, I didn’t want to risk losing any posts while this happened. Blah, blah, blah, I know it’s boring technical stuff. Anyway, because of the delay  you might see a few extra or weekend posts full of holiday cheer coming your way. Thanks for your patience! xo Brittany

I’m so excited to share some pictures of the Christmas tree at our Bake It Pretty warehouse. I know it’s too late for this year, but maybe you’ll be inspired to make your own baking themed Christmas tree next year (and some decorations are already on sale!). A red tree skirt from World Market was added after these pictures were taken.

red and blue tree

Blue Sequin Ornament and Red Glitter Ornament from Land of Nod | Gingerbread Man from Tai Pan Trading | Red and Silver Beaded Ornament from a local shop |Christmas tree and other ornaments from Modern Display

1. Kid sized wooden spoons from Twinkebelle | 2. Mini Muffin Pans made by Fox Run | 3. Duktig Kids Baking Set from IKEA (I hot glued ribbons onto the tart and bundt pans to look like mini wreaths)

Styling by One Charming Party. Photography by Jared Fadel. 

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