It's that time of year where baking LOADS of cookies is completely acceptable and half expected! :)
Growing up, my family LOVED to bake cookies and other sugary goodness for the Christmas season. One of our family favourites were Buckeyes, commonly known as Peanut Butter Balls. I loved helping make these traditional sweets with my mom, brother and extended family of aunts and cousins. I loved dipping the peanut butter balls into chocolate...I never dipped mine very much though...the peanut butter was my favourite part! :)
I also loved icing different shaped sugar cookies. We would dye white icing in nearly every color of the rainbow and have cut outs in the festive shapes of Christmas trees, angels, stars, candy canes, stockings and more. My mom always went all out and provided extras like sprinkles and other candy toppings to help make each cookie unique and special. It was a fun family tradition to decorate all those Christmas cookies together.
I found a recipe for Buckeyes and other Christmas cookie recipes at Christmas-Cookies.com.
Here are just a few of my personal favourite cookies. Most of the recipes can be found on the above website or at AllRecipes.com but if you have better recipes...please send them my way! :)
1. Oatmeal Raisin
4. Raspberry White Chocolate Macadamia
5. Iced Sugar Cookies
Happy Baking & Happy Holidays! :)
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