Wednesday, November 30, 2011

12 Days of Christmas [Cookies]

Last year, about this time, I embarked on my first ever blog challenge. I challenged myself to bake twenty-five different types of Christmas cookies, and blog about them. I called it the "25 Days of Christmas Cookies." I almost completed the challenge, but slacked off a bit on Days 24 & 25. (aka Christmas Eve & Christmas. I might have been a bit pre-occupied with other things...)

This year, I thought about doing the same challenge, but as my students would say, "That's doin' too much." Heh.

Honestly, it was a lot of work, a lot of time, a lot of ingredients, and a lot of cookies! So this year I've decided to do just "12 Days of Christmas Cookies". Still lots of fun but not as overwhelming.

I'll be starting tomorrow, so make sure to check back each day from December 1st through 12th for a fun new holiday treat!

If you're interested in seeing what I made last year, here it is! They include some of my family favorites, along with some newer (to me) recipes. (Click on the name to view the recipe.)

Cherry-Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toffee Squares

Red Velvet Cookies

Orange-Glazed Pecans <-- so good & so easy!

Peanut Blossoms

Lemon Squares


Brownie-Covered Oreos

Peanut Butter-White Chocolate Popcorn

Mini-Chip Peppermint Snowballs <-- one of my absolute favs

Cookie Dough Truffles


Cranberry Bliss Bars <-- like Starbuck's!

Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

Butterscotch Haystacks

Puppy Chow Cookies

Chocolate Coffee Toffee Crunch

Grandma's Butter Cookies

Cherry Bon-Bon Cookies

Good Ole' Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry-Orange Biscotti

Creme de Menthe Cake <-- not a cookie, but I included it in the challenge. It's our favorite Christmas dessert!

Happy baking! I can't wait to get in the kitchen and try my new recipes for this year. :)


Vicki said...

Can't wait for all of the cookies! : )

Running Girl said...

Oh, yum!!!!!!!!!! I want to try the mint chip snowballs.

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