Everyone is making these easy Christmas cookies but it’s not even Thanksiving yet! What gives? I guess you’re all just testing them out to make sure they’ll turn out during the holidays. The only way to know for sure is to test out the recipe in advance and eat as many as you can because, you know, you can’t be too sure. I’m “testing them out” today and I can report that they did turn out really well. It’s just a public service I thought I should provide for everyone. 🙂 I can confirm that this is the easiest recipe ever for Christmas pecan balls, so easy that even amateur cooks are making them. “I didn’t know they were so easy to make,” they say.
And there’s more. These delicious little Christmas treats keep really well so you can make them in advance, and they freeze well too. It just keeps getting better. They are sometimes called pecan balls, snowballs, or Mexican wedding cookies. I’ll just call them easy. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
I only make this holiday bread once a year (okay, maybe twice ?) because it may be called bread but let’s face it… it’s dessert. Here are a few progress photos of how to make my Spiral Chocolate Cinnamon Christmas Bread. First, you divide the dough in half, roll & press each half into a rough 9 x 9-inch square, and spread the chocolate/butter mixture all the way to the edges.
Next, you cover each half with the brown sugar/cinnamon/cocoa mixture, all the way to the edges.
Now roll each of them up, starting at the right and left edges, rolling them towards each other. It’s a little messy but that’s okay. Oh, one more thing. You can also scatter about 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips on each half before rolling them up.
The fun part is twisting the logs into a loaf. Bring the logs together (it doesn’t matter where the seams go) and twist them together 3 or 4 times (like you’re wringing out a towel) to make a spiral, but messy, loaf. Tuck the edges under and plop it into your parchment paper-lined loaf pan.
Bake for 30 minutes but after 15 minutes, put a foil tent on top to avoid over-browning. I hope these photos are helpful. For the recipe click here. – Jenny Jones
I loved seeing photos of my recipes being made all over the world! That’s why it’s great to see where you are from. Please send your photo to: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com
JENNIFER (from Toronto) MADE MY OVEN BAKED DOUGHNUTS
“Hi Jenny, My niece loves donuts (who doesn’t?) so I picked up a pan yesterday and made them today. I used the substitute listed on your site for buttermilk (milk and sour cream) and they we’re awesome. ??? Thank you! ~ Jennifer from the gta.”
~ Thanks so much for your photo. I am from just down the 401- London! ?? ~ jenny
TRACEY MADE MY CHOCOLATE CINNAMON CHRISTMAS BREAD
“Hi Jenny, the pros and cons of your recipes – Pros: they always turn out great, Cons: everyone wants one, the finished product I mean not the recipe. Thank you for all your hard work in the kitchen !”
~ Wow, it looks perfect and I appreciate the before and after photos. Happy Holidays! ~ jenny
STACEY MADE MY QUICK & EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE
“Hi Jenny! Pleased to report yet another success story – the chocolate cake & frosting recipes were truly easy and fast – it is hard to believe that they taste so good as well. (We added gold sprinkles for ‘flair’ in honor of National Cake Day!) I am now three for three in bringing the hits … your no-knead breads & pizzas were also well received. Next on the line up is Cinnamon Rolls – I feel pretty good about securing some ‘Most Popular’ status with the Family! ? Thank you for your efforts to create, fine hone and share these recipes. The videos are precise, funny and inviting. I adore that my son has engaged in the experience – double super Bonus! Please keep doing what you love. Regards, Stacey.”
~ I love the sprinkles, and so glad to know your son is learning to cook. Thanks for the beautiful photo! ~ jenny
TABITHA (from North Carolina) MADE MY CINNAMON ROLLS
“Waiting to put the icing on, already claiming that middle bun!!! Thanks Jenny! Tabitha from NC.”
~ Thank you for your lovely photo. I noticed that the middle one is the biggest… just sayin’ ? ~ jenny
GARY (from England) MADE MY BRAIDED CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD
“Hi Jenny, I’m Gary, A new fan of yours from here from England, UK. I made your Cinnamon Raisin bread ( Cinnamon Tunnel Bread), all by hand as I don’t have a mixer. It turned out wonderful – my kids said it was the best thing they had ever eaten – and I agree with them. The only problem is that they said I must make one every day lol. Loving your videos and recipes. Best Wishes, Gary.”
~ It looks fantastic! I could make it every day myself. Thank you for your photo. ~ jenny