By Keara Aughney
With the holidays coming up, festive desserts are being taken to the next level. With sweet tastes like eggnog, gingerbread houses, candy canes, sugar cookies, and all different types of pies, the deliciousness of the holidays has arrived.
Holiday sweets are growing in popularity, leaving many people extremely passionate about their yearly favorites.
Starting at a young age, children are drawn to the various colorful treats loaded with frosting and sprinkles, and packed with sugar. Parents are left to go crazy over the amount of sweets that are put right into a child’s grasp the minute they walk into the local grocery store. Cookies for Santa Claus and stockings full of candy leave children with nothing but huge smiles on their faces.
Novato High sophomore Ella Crowder described what she looks forward to making during the holiday season.
“Every year, me and my family go up to Sacramento to see my grandparents, and we always bake peppermint fudge. I look forward to this because it is a good kickoff to the holiday season and leaves my family with a yearly tradition,” said Crowder.
As children grow older and develop into teens, Santa Claus may not be as big of an attraction. However, family baking traditions tend to be passed on to multiple generations and last a lifetime.
Holiday sweets and family baking traditions never get old no matter how old you get.
My grandmother, Linda Allen, discussed what she enjoys about the holidays.
“Every year I look forward to my kids and grandkids coming over to bake our annual Christmas cookies. It is a way for all of us to get together and do something we love and I hope this tradition will continue to be passed down through further generations,” said Allen.
Not only do sweets encourage us to get into the holiday spirit, but to also be with our family and continue to make annual memories. I myself couldn’t be more ready for the joyful upcoming holiday season.