Retail Therapy – Holiday Baking

December is only 2 short days away, which means Winter Baking Season is about to be upon us.  Every year during the holidays, my sister, my mom, and I would spend a Sunday afternoon baking chocolate chip cookies.  This has been a family tradition that I’ve gotten so used to that I’ve continued it even after moving away from my family.  I bake my own batch of cookies and my sister and my mom bake their own batch of cookies, but we do it on the same day, so we’re kind of doing together (at least it makes me feel like we are).

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve just added to Swagbucks Shop & Earn!  QVC, which stands for Quality, Value, and Convenience, is the premier destination for top name brands in Beauty, Electronics, Apparel, Home Goods and more! is the perfect place to stock up on all of your baking essentials, and earn Swag Bucks for it in the process!  Right now, and for a LIMITED TIME, you’ll earn TRIPLE SWAG BUCKS for every dollar you spend.  So, instead of 1 Swag Buck per dollar spent at QVC through Shop & Earn, you’ll earn 3!

I was just browsing their selection, and I found these adorable Gourmac Santa Cake Molds and Holiday Cookie Cutters.  Use these when baking your cakes and cookies, and you’re sure to make a hit at the company holiday party!  Plus, right now you’ll earn 48 Swag Bucks for your purchase!

Gourmac Santa Cake Mold and Holiday Cookie Cutters 

You definitely cannot bake without a handy set of measuring cups!  Well, you can, but you’re finished product might come out a little funky and you might not want to serve it to your guests.  Pick up this “happy” set and you’ll earn 30 Swag Bucks on your purchase!

Trudeau Happy Colors Measuring Cups and Spoons Set

How can you possibly expect to bake cookies without a baking sheet?  Want to hear a quick, fun story?  Yes?  Okay, great!  When I was younger, I really wanted brownies.  But, I didn’t have brownie mix, I didn’t have a baking sheet, and I wasn’t allowed to use the oven.  So, I improvised.  I mixed Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix with some eggs and a few other ingredients and put it in the toaster oven.  Needless to say, my brownies were inedible.  Don’t let this happen to you this holiday season!  Make sure you’re all stocked up on brownie mix and are allowed to operate the oven, and don’t forget to pick up this baking sheet.  You’ll earn 54 Swag Bucks for your purchase!

Gordon Ramsay 17×12 Nonstick Aluminized Steel Cookie Sheet with Rack

I’ve had a baking mixer on my wishlist for quite a while now.  My good friend has one, and I swear she uses it for everything!  It comes with all these fancy attachments that make my friend look like a master chef whenever she uses them.  Kick your baking skills up a notch and pick up this KitchenAid mixer now.  You’ll get 864 Swag Bucks for your purchase!

KitchenAid 4.5qt. 300 Watt 10 Speed Tilt-head Stand Mixer

Now you’re all set to start baking.  I expect a batch of cookies on my desk by Monday!

What is your baking specialty?  Let me know in the comments section below!