Thursday, December 06, 2007

It's that time of the year again!

Well I warned you that I might not have anything new to post one of these days. Last night we had a repeat of Skillet Chicken Parmigiana which I have been looking forward to since it got pushed off the menu last week.

So I thought this might be a good time to recap some of the cookies I've made for the holidays the past two years in case anyone was looking for holiday baking ideas. Here is a recap of my 2005 cookies (pictured above and pre-peanut allergy diagnosis so you will find the best peanut butter fudge recipe ever there).

Last year I tried a few new recipes, including Chocolate-Peppermint Snaps, Cherry Drop Cookies, Two-Bit Wonders, Coconut Butterballs, Five-Minute Fudge, White Fudge, and the oh-so-good Chocolate-Dipped Caramels.

A little while ago, I tested a recipe that will definitely make it into this year's line-up. Raspberry (Peach) Kisses were fantastic! For their ease, I'll probably do some Spritz Cookies too, making Christmas trees instead of pumpkins, of course.

Two recipes I've used as part of teacher gifts are Sour Cream Banana Bread and Chocolate-Chip Brownies (with Christmas Kissables on top). I really love that brownie recipe. It's very sturdy so they cut nicely and you can stack them nicely in wax bags that you can usually find in the dollar store.

I hope you get a few ideas from these recipe!

Question of the Day: Is there a cookie that you most associate with the holidays?


MommyProf said...

Spritz. Definitely spritz.

Anonymous said...

I have several that I routinely make for Christmas, but I guess the two that stand out the most are Candied Fruit Cookies and Pecan Drops.


Wanda said...

For me, decorated sugar cookies stand out.