I love to bake no matter the season. I love to see my children’s (and my husband’s) eyes light up over what new treat mama has created. It’s easy to want to bake when you have such an appreciative family!
But during this time of year, there are always extra special treats! We bake and make candy and share with neighbors and friends. It’s the only time of year I make fudge and candy cane cookies and there are always plenty of bowls and beaters to lick!
We usually share our treats with the mail lady and the garbage men. Yesterday, the mail lady brought us a note thanking us for the goodies and telling the children how she ate them with hot chocolate that evening. You should have seen the delight on their faces!
Some of our yearly yummies are:
Buckeyes (shown above and affectionately called “Buckin’ Bulls” around here ala my 7 yr old)
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Candy Cane Cookies
Chocolate Revel Bars
I also like to experiment and try new recipes, but I prefer to stick with treats that are simple and quick. I have no desire to spends hours in the kitchen crafting the perfect cookie, so anything that can please my crowd with the least amount of effort gets my vote!
One good thing about having a large family is that with so many mouths clamoring for a tasty treat, no one person ends up with too much!
What are your favorite Christmas treats? My children would love to try something new!