Sunday, December 20, 2009

i've been a cookie baking fool!!

So, I said one of my goals this Christmas season was to bake a lot more than I did the previous year, and I accomplished that goal!!! Growing up one of my favorite memories of Christmastime was baking goodies with my Mom. As I am working on building new traditions between Scott & I, and future traditions for our kids, I knew that I just HAD to get baking. If I can't do it when I don't have kids, I knew there would be no chance of doing it when I have my hands full someday in the future.

So, I set out to make some goodies this week. I didn't get pictures of them all but I made a lot of yummy treats. I decided to make some goody bags for my co-workers as a Christmas gift for them.

Here is what I made:
-Chocolate dipped peanut butter Ritz sandwiches
-Sugar Cookies
-Oreo Truffles, thanks Be Different, Act Normal for the recipe!

I have never made Buckeyes before, but I saw them on multiple blogs and figured if all these lovely ladies thought they were so grand, then they HAD to be good...and boy they were!! If you haven't tried them, you definitely should!

Here are the pictures I did end up getting. I love baking and what a mess it makes in my kitchen...I try not to freak out but I really hate big messes!

I normally BURN my sugar cookies, so this year another goal was to make them not CRISPY but perfectly yummy and I must say I was proud of how they turned out.

Now, here are my goodies that I made for my co-workers.

I found these adorable treat boxes at Target and I just couldn't resist!
I also found these cute snowman bags to pass out to some of the ladies I volunteer with at church. I think they are just as equally adorable!

So thus ends my Christmas baking for this year! I am so happy that I tried some new things and that I get to bless other people with some yummy snacks. I know that it always brightens my day to get some treats, so I am hoping that it does the same for them. I just LOVE Christmastime!

Lots of love from me to you,


Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Yum yum yum!! I just did some of my baking today. I had to laugh when I saw your bell shaped sugar cookies and the Christmas tree shaped one. I did those today too! Though I did notice that I didn't have a snowman cookie cutter. I've got some dough chilling in the fridge so that I can cut the rest out tomorrow and send a plate of cookies with my hubby for work. Hope you have a very wonderful Christmas!

debra said...

yum! I love buckeyes although I have never made them. I have a messy kitchen too but the end result is usualyy worth it. :)

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