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Santa Cookies and other Christmas Traditions

This post contains affiliate links that help support my site.   Since Christmas traditions are really on my mind now, this past weekend I made these cute Santa Cookies that are a tradition in my husband’s family.  You might be thinking, “Christmas traditions?  Already?”  Yes, I know Thanksgiving comes first. Don’t get me wrong, I love Thanksgiving, too, but it doesn’t take THAT long to get ready for.   Christmastime is magical and to make it magical takes time and preparation.  I have told you before how I like to make Christmas treats ahead of time and freeze them so that...

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Christmas Recipes That Your Sweet Tooth Will Love!

Right around this time of year is when I start making my Christmas treats.  What?  Christmas recipes already?  That’s right.  You heard me.  I start making my Christmas treats in October.  Why?  Well, my personal experience is it gets close to Thanksgiving life gets insanely busy with family get togethers, Christmas shopping, and holiday activities, so why not get them done early???  All that I do is put my Christmas treats in  freezer storage bags, press out the extra air, seal them, and then they are all ready!  I take them out the day before whatever event I want to...

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How to Make Christmas Treats into Neighbor Gifts

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareTheHoliday #CollectiveBias   A few days ago I shared a post showing how to make mint chocolate almond bark Christmas cookies (a favorite family recipe).  I like to turn  Christmas treats into neighbor gifts around Christmas to share with family, neighbors, and friends.  I have been blessed in my life with so many wonderful friends, so this time of year I enjoy giving them treats to remind them how loved they are!  It just feels good.  Since Christmas is coming soon, I thought today I would...

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How to Make Mint Chocolate Almond Bark Christmas Cookies

Today I made some Mint Chocolate Almond Bark Christmas Cookies.   I always make several different Christmas treat recipes.  I usually get started in October, then freeze them in freezer bags.  I make lots of things like almond bark pretzels, caramels, and that sort of thing.  Making Christmas treats together is such a fun family activity!   When Christmastime gets here we like to take the treats I make to neighbors for Christmas gifts!  It’s always nice to spread a little Christmas joy!         Mint Chocolate Almond Bark Christmas Cookies             Ingredients: 1...

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Christmas Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you are looking for a great Christmas treat recipe that your family will love, you must try these Christmas Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies!  I made a double batch of these this week and my family had devoured them in less than two days!  I mean, everybody loves a chocolate chip cookie…but this takes it to the next level with crunchy, refreshing candy cane in it!  Even the 17 year old at our house complimented me on the cookies…and getting a compliment from a 17 year old girl is not easy!         Christmas Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies  ...

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Almond Bark Peanut Butter and Ritz Christmas Cookies

This week I made Almond Bark Peanut Butter and Ritz Christmas Cookies and I want to share the recipe with you!  They are easy to make and so delicious!  I LOVE the combination of sweet and salty!  They never last long at our house! With only 3 ingredients, I can’t think of an easier holiday treat! This time of year there is always lots of treat-making going on at our house in preparation for Christmas. Once made, I put the Christmas treats in freezer bags, press out the excess air and seal them.  Then I just toss them in the...

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Christmas Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy

Hello, my friends!  I’m excited to share with you the recipe for my Christmas Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy.  At Christmas I like to make up a plate of treats for the family and this is a favorite. You can make this is as just regular peanut butter cups, heart shaped for Valentines Day, or egg shaped for Easter (note: if you make Easter eggs, shape them into an egg, chill, THEN dip in chocolate and place on waxed paper to dry). Christmas Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy     That said, I usually make them at Christmas. To make them, I...

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Christmas Almond Bark Oreos

In the spirit of getting ready for Christmas, yesterday I made Almond Bark Oreos. This recipe is delicious and they look Christmas-y when you decorate them with colored sugar.  They are so easy to make. There are only a few ingredients.  You have to try these!  Yes, I know Halloween is in a couple of days, so don’t hate me…but I’m already getting ready for Christmas! I’m about halfway done with my Christmas shopping and yesterday I started making my Christmas treats! I usually make several different types of treats and freeze them in freezer bags, then take them out...

Easy Butterscotch Haystack Treats

This recipe for Easy Butterscotch Haystack Treats is one that my mom always used to make at Christmastime – so it’s a little Christmas tradition that I am carrying on in my family.  I usually make some of these with the butterscotch chips and some with chocolate chips.  I loooove the butterscotch, though…it is my fave, hands down!  One of the best things about Christmas is the treats, don’t you think?  So many wonderful desserts, candies, candy canes in my Christmas stocking…I love all of it.  My sweet tooth is always a very happy camper in December!      ...

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How to Make Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

I always look forward to my mother-in-law’s homemade rolls and her pumpkin pie.  Best recipes ever!  Most years for Thanksgiving we go to my in-laws’ house, which is about a mile away.  Well, this year they are going down to Albequerque to my sister-in-laws house.  This is bad for two reasons-number one:  I have to do all of the cooking!  two:  I always look forward to my mother-in-law’s homemade rolls and her pumpkin pie!  Since we are on our own (and having Uncle Jake come over to share our Thanksgiving feast), that means I have a lot of cooking to...