One of my favorite activities in December is the Christmas baking with the kids. The past few days we have made a several yummy and delicious treats, pictures posted here.
While I shopped one afternoon, Katie, Ellen, Jacob, Emily, and a friend of Katie's decorated these sugar cookies which I had baked the day before. Sugar cookies are my absolutely most favorite kind of cookie, and already I've eaten too many. :-)
Katie made the dough for the spritz cookies pictures above. Heather manned the cookie press, and Jacob and I decorated the tops. I really like the recipe that came with my Pampered Chef press for these spritz cookies.
These chocolate chip meringue cookies were made by Katie. She got the simple recipe from her friend Hannah's blog.
Pizzelles were one of those family traditions that I remember as a girl. My grandmother or my Aunt Pat always made pizzelles every Christmas. Several years ago I bought a pizzelle maker so that I can carry on the tradition with my own family.
Easy-peasy, pretzels dipped in white chocolate are a big favorite around here. I made a big batch this year so that they'll last longer than a day.
Another simple recipe, this is another family favorite. Simple spread peanut butter between two Ritz crackers and dip the whole thing in chocolate. Mmm, mmm, good!
Lastly, this picture was taken of the chocolate covered cherries that Jessica helped make when she came over one day. We made over 175 cherries....I forget the exact amount. Jessica, you need to make a post just about these Chocolate Covered Cherries. We have made this recipe every Christmas for the past 15 years or so--a family recipe that I'm not sharing with anybody but family. :-)