Holiday treats

Well, the holiday season is almost here. Even here in Fl, I love to bake up a storm throughout December. I crank up the holiday music, make some peppermint coffee and bake away. Soon, I hope to get back into the kitchen to bake up some treats, but first I wanted to share some pasts holiday favorites!

ENJOY and HAPPY HOLIDAYS:

A must make for our friend Dave. He has to have these at our annual holiday party!
Oreo Truffles

Husband’s favorite and even tho it does take some time to make, definitely worth it!
Baklava

If you dont like to take the time do to cutouts, these are perfect!
Italian sprinkle cookies

My holiday favorite
Peanut butter balls

Nothing says the holidays like cinnamon
Cinnamon cupcakes

I love making a plate of biscotti for friends and family. It is easy to make, makes a lot, and makes for a great holiday goodie plate..here are a few of my faves:
Gingerbread Biscotti
Candy Cane Biscotti (my favorite!!)
M and M Biscotti
Lighter Chocolate Cherry Biscotti
Lighter Double Chocolate Biscotti

To satisfy your love of eggnog:
Eggnog cupcakes

Candies
Pecan Balls
Fudge (EASY!)
Chocolate Eggnog Truffles
Peppermint bark (easy and oh so good)

Breads and breakfast items:
Cranberry Nut Bread
Cinnamon rolls
Cranberry walnut-orange muffins

And the one thing everyone must make—CUTOUTS
Cutouts
Ethel’s sugar cookies and a great glaze for the cookies (add almond extract for an old-fashioned flavor!)
Sugar Cookie Bars with butter cream frosting

Fun for the kids:
Use red and green for Christmas and holiday cutters, or blue and white for snowy look with snowflake cutter or make to fit any December holiday you celebrate:
Jell-o cutouts

And much much more…check out Dec 2008, Dec 2009, and holiday recipes for appetizers, drinks, and other holiday treat ideas!

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