Aren't these beautiful? Occasionally, I wish mine looked like these. Everyone always says that practice makes perfect and I've been making these for over 30+ years and have never had them come out this pretty! Oh well, maybe if I was a perfectionist it would really matter to me. The most beautiful cookies I know of are the ones my children and grandchildren make. Those are the ones that have broken edges, too much icing and tons of sprinkles on them, but they portray love and laughter and family!
Last year I stocked up on some beautiful Christmas tins at our local Dollar Store for only 1/4 of the regular price in order to give homemade goodies away for Christmas this year. Never mind the fact that I then had to store them for a while year, the one detail that evaded my perfect plan, but here we are.....ready for baking and giving and I am thrilled to have all those tins stored away!
Beyond the fun cutout cookies, I thought I'd share with you, some of what I plan on baking for this joyous Christmas season and hopefully give you some new easy ideas to go with your traditional family recipes.
These next two are extremely easy to make and the first to disappear off the plate!
There are several variations of bark you can make. Last year I made bark with cherry and vanilla chips and another one with mint chocolate chips. Both were delicious and you can find those recipes at my friend Pam's Best Yummy Recipe's blog.
Here are some other yummy recipes including one with cream cheese. Our oldest son is not a sweet eater, but I can sure tempt him if it has cream cheese in it!
I can't wait to make these since I have an overload of homemade Raspberry jam that I canned earlier this year.
These will be a lot of fun to make with the children and grandchildren this year!
Here are some other fun goodies to make with the little ones since they are very easy and quick to do, plus they are delicious!! The Ritz can be filled with peanut butter or other yummy things and have fun decorating the tops with anything you can imagine!
Here is another cute one to do with the little ones that I just found....they look like fun!
Merry baking everyone! I'm off to the store for ingredients! Our grandsons are staying over tonight and I can't wait to create this memory with them!
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