I bake a ton of desserts at Christmas time!
We give plates of goodies to all our neighbors, give teachers goodies with a giftcard, take a bunch to my grandma’s for a week of vacation desserts, take them to parties, and give them to people who help us in various ministries of our church.
I try to make at least one baked dessert a day starting on December 1st, and then I freeze them. When it comes time to put together the bins/plates of goodies, I place the plates/bins all around the edge of my kitchen table. I move the chairs so that I can walk around the table. I then write each recipient’s name on a sticky note, and put the note in front of the goody container. I like to have the sticky notes so that I don’t forget anybody and because I give more desserts to large families. I use bins or containers for those that I take into church or somewhere else to deliver and plates for our neighbors. I take one dessert at a time and walk around the table, putting those items in the containers.
I make about 14 items every year. Here are some of the desserts that I include in my baking each Christmas:
- Chocolate Caramel Cookies: I just made these last night! I made a double batch with the Rolos inside and a couple of M & M’s on top. Then I made a single batch with Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses on the inside. I crushed up some peppermint candy canes and rolled the cookies into the crushed peppermint before baking.
- Coated Oreo Drops: These only have 3 ingredients, but they do take a little bit of time to make. I also just cover some Oreos in chocolate.
- Cookie Sticks: These are so easy to make! I usually mix some white and chocolate chips in with the M & M’ s to help stretch the M & M’s. Aldis also just started carrying the white swirled chips and the red and green chips.
- Fudge Filled Bars: I have made these too already! They freeze great. I leave off the nuts.
- We make cut out sugar cookies with Christmas sprinkles. These are done for this year too!
- I sometimes make Seven Layer Bars with holiday baking chips or holiday M & M’s.
- I make the Peanut Butter Blossoms and the Peanut Butter Cups with the same cooke dough. These always go fast!
A new recipe for us this year that we loved:
Other recipes I make are Chocolate Crackles, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Caramel Pecan Bars, Cream Cheese Candies, and more!
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