My kids have been cooking and baking since they could stand on a chair. The kids will dig out their favorite recipes. Each child has a specialty. For my son, he’s the only one allowed to make Buckeyes. The girls both go for the cookies. Mexican Wedding Cookies, Gingerbread Men, Sugar Cookies. There is no end to the baking. I love making cakes. Pound cakes, Coffee cakes, any cake that I can add to a cookie tray.
We usually have a cookie baking day. The girls will have friends come over, we’ll throw a little flour on our faces, eat some cookie dough, lick beaters, then when the cookies are done baking, enjoy a few with some ice cold milk. It’s our own private cookie exchange. We’ll package up what’s left in cute containers or holiday plates then deliver our goodies to the bank, to city hall, the police and fire departments. Baked goods just make the best gifts.
Everyone has to help clean up too. It’s no fun getting stuck in the kitchen doing all the dishes while everyone else is off playing. Making sure food doesn’t stick is not only important for the quality of the goodies but for ease in cleaning up. Using PAM Cooking Spray makes that easy. Cakes just pop out of pans, cookies slide off trays, and candy doesn’t taste greasy. Did you know that PAM leaves up to 99% less residue buildup than margarine or bargain brand cooking sprays? It ensures that your dishes turn out right with superior no-stick results so you can concentrate on the fun parts of the holidays, not the clean up!
This Coffee Cake is perfect for a weekend morning, to take to the office or to leave a slice out for Santa. (I’ve heard from a reliable source that Santa likes more than just cookies. ) Clean slices are a piece of cake making this easy to serve.
What will you be baking up this holiday season? Be sure to visit the PAM Cooking Spray page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews.
This post was sponsored by Pam and Blogher but all opinions are my own.