The official Christmas countdown is on and so begins the great Christmas Treat Fest of 2010. Every year I whip myself up into a baking frenzy creating delicious treats for friends, co-workers and family. I’ve been scouring the interwebs and there are a variety of Christmas goodies I must try this year.
So I give you…the 12 days of Christmas Treats (in no particular order):
12. Joy the Baker’s Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies: Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Cookies: Oatmeal cookies have always been a family favorite and I love the idea of jazzing them up with some pecans and of course chocolate.
11. Smitten Kitchen’s Roasted Chestnut Cookies: I just saw a bunch of chestnuts in Trader Joe’s and now I want to make these cookies. Plus they are rolled in powdered sugar. WIN.
10. Cannelle et Vanille’s Candy Cane Marshmallows: These just scream holiday season to me. Plus, if I can get them to look half as good as they do in these pictures, I’ll consider myself a success.
9. Oh She Glows’ Favorite Snickerdoodles: I love Snickerdoodles so I think I will really love this recipe. Who doesn’t love a good sugar cookie?
8. Peas and Thank You’s Christmas Cookie Dough Balls: Christmas Dough Balls? The cookie dough is my favorite part about making yummy Christmas treats…and these are egg-free so you can eat as much dough as you want. I die.
7. David Lebovitz’s Salted Butter Caramels: Really the title says it all. Can you think of anything better?
6. Steamy Kitchen’s Nutella Shortbread Cookies with Almond and Banana: Because everyone could use a little (or a lot) of Nutella in their lives. And banana and chocolate always tastes good together.
5. A for Aubergine’s Gingersnaps: Gingersnaps are a lovely cookie and so is this girl. These would pair quite nicely with the Favorite Snickerdoodles.
4. Emeril Lagasse’s Peppermint Bark: Easy to make and even easier to transport. Can be made with white or milk chocolate.
3. Elizabeth Gordon’s Allergy Free Holiday Spritz Cookies: As a food allergy sufferer myself, I love finding allergy friendly recipes that taste great and are perfect for holiday gatherings.
2. Joy the Baker’s Ginger Persimmon Bread: Because I like the word persimmon. And anything ginger. Plus I needed a break from all the chocolate madness.
1. Tartelette’s Pumpkin Semifreddo: For the love of all things pumpkin, I must make this dessert.
Tis the Season indeed. Now what to make first?