Friday, December 21, 2018

Christmas Baking 2018

I love to bake. 
It's relaxing and fun for me to make sweet treats for friends and family. 
In fact, I started this blog (many years ago) to post recipes (and there are tons on here). 
I inherited the love of baking from my sweet mama who was an INCREDIBLE cook. 
At Christmas time each year we would spend a weekend making
 tons of treats and it was one of my favorite weekends of the year. 
As I bake now I miss her so but try to remember all the fun times 
with her and now am lucky enough to have my sweet girl join me sometimes. 

This week I made a few goodies and thought I would share the recipes in case 
you are looking for some yummy treats to whip up this week. 
Some are super simple and all are super yummy!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles: 
These are a HUGE hit every single time I make them. 

Recipe HERE but you can take a short cut and make them using refrigerated cookie dough. 

Peppermint Cookie Dough Truffles: 
I made these using the refrigerated peppermint sugar cookie dough and almond bark. 
YUMMY and super easy! 

Betty's Ginger Cookies: 
This recipe came from my sweet friend Betty and they are delicious!
They are a super soft cookie- which is my favorite kind!
Recipe HERE

Grinch Cookies: 
These are cool whip cookies that are super yummy and soft. 
I got the recipe my very first year of teaching (25 years ago) and for Christmas 
just added green food coloring to make them festive. 
Recipe HERE

Snickers Fudge: 
This is a time consuming candy but it is soooooo worth all the effort! 
It really does taste like a Snickers candy bar!
Recipe HERE.

Texas Trash (aka Chex Mix): 
This was a Christmas staple in my house and so I make it every year. 
I'm a traditionalist and believe two things: 
It must be made in the oven and you should double (or triple) the seasonings/butter mixture!
Recipe HERE.

White Chocolate PB Clusters: 
These are a staple in my house at Christmas time. 
They are super easy and make a ton and they are gluten free! 
Recipe HERE

Merry Mix: 
Super yummy and makes a ton!
Recipe HERE