Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holiday Treat Must Haves

We haven't even begun our Holiday baking yet...but all is good. Every year we take one day and from sun-up to sun-down we BAKE! Here is our list of goodies....

Em and mine's favorite treat!

 Christmas just isn't Christmas without these little gems...YUM-O! Chocolate covered pretzels with sprinkles. We started making these when my kids were little...not because we liked them but because I was trying to think of something easy the kids could help me with!! Turns out they are HEAVENLY!!

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." ~ Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English author. From 'A Christmas Carol'.

Another favorite treat of ours was born out of
"easiness to prepare" when my kids were eager little helpers...Ritz Cracker "cookies" Have you ever had these? The Best!

Take two Ritz Crackers, spread a nice amount of peanut butter on one then place the other one on top to create a sandwich. Dip in Almond Bark {my fave} or chocolate. Place on wax and sprinkle with festive colored sugars. Let harden.You will LOVE these!

"At Christmas, all roads lead home." ~ Marjorie Holmes, American writer.

My Grandma Jackson was an amazing cook. Some of my fondness memories spending Christmas at her home and eating the most divine Ginger Snaps you have ever had!!!

When Grams passed away 14 years ago I gathered up all her recipes so I could always have a piece of her here with me. A Christmas never goes by without Grammy's Ginger Snaps. The best roll 'em sugar before baking!!

Aren't these cute? This is an image from

What would Christmas be like without Sugar Cookies?
Just wouldn't be the same, huh?
Once again my Grandma Jackson made the BEST cookies in the world!

Saturday my Mom will be in our home to help us create these goodies....a tradition we've had for 13 years. After all the treats are finished we'll plate them up and take them around to our neighbors. That's always so fun! We plan on watching a few Christmas Movies this day, too. "Jingle All the Way" and maybe "A Christmas Carol". I think I'll make a big pot of soup and bread, too. Yummy!

"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness." ~ Bob Hope, American film actor and comedian. 

What kinds of Holiday treats do you bake? Do you bake everything on one day or do you spread it throughout the Season? Please leave a comment. I would love to know!


  1. I usually bake for the special family gatherings and then decorate sugar cookies with my son on Christmas Eve for Santa. It's so much fun to watch him decorate his way! I never thought about delivering cookies to my neighbors and may try that, just to get to know them better! My new recipe this year is potato chip cookies - which are actually really good! Merry Christmas!

  2. Yummm-O, Les!!! Reading this on my lunch break, and now I really want some cookies!!!! ;)

    We are BIG TIME cookie bakers in our family. I remember growing up - there were years when my mom baked 20 different cookies each Christmas. Between my sister and I, we do about 10 of them now. And I definitely have my favorites! I'll have to share a few of them on an upcoming post. Merry Christmas, Les!!!

  3. mmm..sounds good! I'll have to try those Ritz cracker cookies, they sound good and look super easy (I like easy!) Sounds like a great day!

  4. Goooolllllly that is a lot of sweeties right there! YUMMMMY!

  5. Great recipe ideas Leslie! I'll have to try some of those in my cookie trays this year : )


  6. Hey Leslie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & of course I remember you!

  7. these look devine! I haven't been in blogworld much lately & wanted to stop by & say hello!

  8. Hey Leslie, thanks for your kind words! I'm glad we are blog/cyber friends as well and hooked up again! I sure love reading your posts and all the quotes you use...please have a Blessed and Very Merry Christmas if I don't talk to ya before then! <3 ya, shar

  9. I hope you've had a wonderful baking day! Have a great Christmas my friend!!
    Love & grace,

  10. Isn't that the best to have your grandmother's recipes? I have mine too..although she is still with us...and have asked her to pass more along. :) The recipes, the writing, the memories...wonderful.


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