Get baked with The Beacon (Pt. 4)

By Sydney Gannon | December 7, 2022 6:00pm
Baking holiday treats is a perfect way to take a break from studying and get in the holiday spirit.
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With finals just around the corner, it’s easy to feel burnt out from copious amounts of time spent studying, writing papers and finishing up those final projects. Baking some delicious holiday treats and getting hyped for the holidays is the perfect excuse to take a study break. However you like to spend the holidays, these three recipes are likely to put a smile on your face, so crank up your favorite holiday tunes and get baking.

Peppermint bark

Have a holiday potluck to get to but not enough time to preheat the oven? No problem. All you need to make this popular peppermint treat is a microwave and a refrigerator. Your batch of peppermint bark will easily be the most popular item at your friend’s holiday party. Everyone will be going candy cane crazy.

Find the full recipe here. 

Sufganiyah (Israeli doughnuts) 

The first day of Hanukkah is Dec. 18 this year, so it’s time to start making these jelly-filled treats. Sufganiyah are small jelly doughnuts from Israel that are made all over the world to celebrate Hanukkah. This recipe is especially fun to make with family and friends, as it may take multiple eyes to tell if the dough is golden-brown enough. Just be careful around the hot oil.

Find the full recipe here.  

Mexican wedding cookies

These nutty treats come at the recommendation of The Beacon’s Editor-in-Chief. Filled with toasted pecans and coated with powdered sugar, Mexican wedding cookies will melt in your mouth and put you in that holiday mood. Put them out for your roommates to enjoy or hide them away for yourself (don’t worry, we won’t tell.) 

Find the full recipe here.  

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