Friday, December 04, 2009

What is your favorite holiday treat?

My local library has a Cookie Walk every year. Volunteers bake cookies for the library and then town residents go buy them by the pound. The money helps pay for library programs and services through the year. Instead of your typical chocolate chip cookies, I wanted to try to make some unique treats this year. I decided on some brownies shaped like Christmas trees with candy cane trunks and cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. I also made some peanut butter cookies with pretzel antlers and M&M eyes and nose that sort of looked like Rudolph.
It got me thinking of all the different kinds of treats that come out just at the holidays. I remember my grandma making divinity in the past. I never really cared for it but it reminds me of her. Sadly, I hardly ever see it anymore. I do love peanut brittle though. My husband goes crazy for fudge. My kids are wild for candy canes and my stepbrother loves egg nog. I'm even planning my first attempt at gingerbread people in a few weeks.
What is your favorite treat this time of year?




TinaFerraro said...

Many years ago--before marriage and kids--I started buying holiday items from Swiss Colony. (No, this is not a paid advertisement.) Anyway, they have these cracker spreads called Incredible Spreadables that my kids will tell you are an integral PART of the holidays for us. Check out Smokin' Bacon and French Onion! =)

Ellz said...

My girlfriend makes the best sugar cookies. I have been bugging her for a few years for the recipe. Well she finally handed them over. No wonder they taste so good, they take 2 days to make. So I have decided just about any treat tastes good (as long as someone else makes it!)

Elie (Ellz Readz)

Heather Davis said...

Yum, Steph! My dad makes my favorite holiday bread - with chocolate, mandarins, maraschinos, coconut, almonds, figs -- it is soooo good. He calls it Gift of the Magi bread since there are so many yummy treasures inside.

Thanks alot - now I am starving for sweets!

The Golfing Librarian said...

My favorite treat is a Coca Cola from a holiday themed can!

Me said...

Omigosh, the reindeer cookies are adorable!!! I don't think I have a particular favorite treat, but here are some I do love:

1. Koulourakia (Greek butter cookies)
2. Sharie's chocolate-covered pecan clusters
3. Peppermint bark
4. Nuts and bolts (my family's homemade Chex Mix)

Oh, I could go on.... Especially since I haven't had *any* of these yet this year. Sigh. Off to bake.

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Marley Gibson said...

Those reindeer cookies are THE CUTEST thing I've ever seen! Do you put the pretzels on after they bake?