Monday, December 19, 2011

Sugar High

Andy and I spent last Saturday making some yummy Christmas goodies to enjoy and share. Making Christmas cookies together is a tradition that we enjoy each year. We had thought that perhaps we just wouldn't do any this year or try some "healthier" varieties but in the end we decided to just go ahead and make a few of our favorites as we did want to share some with friends. And eat a few too!

This year we made 4 varieties:
My mom sent us an assortment of her homemade candies plus Baby Boy's grandmother sent over a container of fudge and buckeyes they had made, so we have a lovely variety of cookies and candies for a nice cookie plate!

 My friend Katie sent me a candy cane cookie cutter last year along with some peppermint sprinkles! My husband had the great idea of using leftover white chocolate to frost the candy canes and then sprinkle with the peppermint sprinkles. So yummy!
 My husband makes the pretzels every year. Don't they look wonderful?

 Tip: Bake bars in pans lined with foil. When cool lift out of pan for easier cutting and nicer looking squares!

 What goodies have you made this year? 

**This post is linked up to The Modest Mom's Christmas baking post! 


thehomespunheart said...

Yum! Everything looks great - I have only made dough and put it in the fridge or freezer - nothing baked yet! :)

Katie said...

What a delicious assortment of Christmas goodies! Another darling apron, too, I must add! :)

Fun that you were able to use the Candy Cane cookie cutter ~ and love your hubby's idea to use the left over white chocolate ~ yum! Just last week, I packaged up some goodies for the neighbors in the cute bags you sent in that swap!! Still enJOYing many fun things from the thoughtful box you sent a year ago! ♥ Thank you!

Merry Christmas to you and yours,

Caroline @ The Modest Mom said...

Yummy! Everything looks so good! Thanks for linking up at The Modest Mom. :)