Have you heard of these chicks before? I hadn’t until a few weeks ago. It was really kind of a weird little coincidence. I was in the bookstore picking up Pioneer Woman Cookbooks for a recent giveaway and my eyes locked in on a book called The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen. Loved the title and the design, but because I was over my limit on books for the day, make that month, all I did was thumb through the pages really quickly before I made myself leave.
But then, just two days later I received an email from none other than Serena, one of THE Farm Chicks. Seriously. Out of the blue. Two days later. Does stuff like that happen to you, too? Strange coincidences? It does to me all the time.
(Hmmm… The Pioneer Woman and The Farm Chicks. That’s kinda weird, too. Okay, I’m moving to the country.)
Anyway, it was a really short email message that said she wanted to send me something.
Curious, I said, ok. (I like surprises.)
And boy was I surprised when several days later I received a package full of all of these sweet, sweet gift tags.
Some with little cakes.
And others with sweet messages.
Plus there were all these fun recipe cards. (Forgive me for the extra blurriness. I was playing with different settings on my camera.)
Some even had Christmas themes.
I had no idea they had all these cute products plus a cookbook. Impressive.
Speaking of their book, I had to run out to the bookstore and get it right away.
Wish I had seen this before trying to make a pie last week. Could have come in handy.
The Farm Chicks love some pie. And the book has several yummy ones like this.
Plus, it has fun, do-it-yourself projects throughout. I’ve never made scones, but if I do, I want a scone cozy to go with them. Cozy scones. Yes. I want my scones to be cozy. Adorableness. Cuteness doesn’t quite cut it here.
Hi Serena. Thanks for sending me all the fun stuff. I love it.
Especially the necklace.
Oh, I forgot to tell you guys about the necklace. Well, it has a cake on the front of it and it’s just darling.
And, since Serena sent me two of them… well…
Would you like one? Then, we can both look super cute, adorned in cake.
I’ll even throw in some of my gift tags and recipe cards, too. I’m a sharer.
(necklace, recipe cards and gift tags)
Just leave a comment on this post and let me know:
- What’s your favorite sweet or dessert at Christmas?
- Leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win.
- Deadline to enter is
Monday, November 30th at 7 p.m. ET
- One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Monday evening on this post.
Good luck! Now, I’m off to read up about Farms and Chicks. If I’m not back soon, look for me in the country. I’ll be the one lost with lollipop sticks.
And, here’s the winner…
Wow, wow, wow, I am going to need the rest of the year to go through all of your favorites. So many things I like, too… especially fudge and so many that I have never even heard of. You guys should take a look through them if you get a chance and want some ideas for something new. Thank you for sharing. And the winner is… #2670… That’s you Heather. All you have to do to get your prize is send me some of your dad’s Keeflies. Just kidding. But really, I just looked those up and they sound great.
Oh thats a difficult question. I love trying new things and usually have a new favorite every year. This year its going to be peppermint bark…I just know it ;)
Sugar cookies with tons of icing. Yum.
Hmm…. so many yummy things to choose from! Probably sticky date pudding with toffee sauce, X-Mas must-have!!! xx
Pecan Pie. Don’t know why, but the holidays are right without Pecan Pie. firstname.lastname@example.org
PUMPKIN PIE. It may be sterotypical…but it’s just so good. Also anything peppermint chocolate :)
Christmas dessert must be icing covered christmas sugar cookies!!!!!!!!!
Definitely Hello Dolly Squares or Chocolate Mint Squares (think nanaimo bars, but with mint filling)….sooo good.
I really like Russian Tea Cakes/Mexican Wedding Cookies. Never made them before, but they are what I head for on cookie trays. They are on my must-make list for this year.
I have their cookbook and it’s a joy! I’d LOVE that cute necklace!! LOL!
I made Martha Stewart’s chocolate thumbprint cookies last year for the first time and I am craving them again already…I also love soft ginger cookies!
I love decorated sugar cookies and reindeer chow (Chex Muddy Buddies). I also love seeing what new kind of cookie I get when I go to cookie exchange parties.
my favorite christmas treat is these chocolate coconut candies my mom always use to make. Last year after a few years of their absence i asked her how they were made. All it was was german chocolate cake icing dipped in chocolate. I laughed at how simple it was. definiatly going to make some this year.
My favorite is Cranberry Nut Bread. It reminds me of Christmas since we always ate it on Christmas Morning.
My fave is Pecan Tassies that my mom makes and now I make too. Their little pecan pies made in a mini muffin tin. They are so good.
PUMPKIN ROLL!!!!! i start making it around thanksgiving and insist on making it every week until Christmas! its my favorite holiday dessert!!!!!!! and everyone loves it!
I love gingerbread!!! fresh out of the oven!
Flan! My husband is from Puerto Rico and we celebrate Christmas Puerto Rican style. Yumm!
My grandmother’s pecan roll is definitely my favorite. It’s super delicious and made with Mimmie’s love!
Every year for Christmas Eve I make a Yule Log cake. We started this tradition on a whim about 10 years ago and it has stuck every since. I look forward to it every holiday season
Wouldn’t be Christmas without Pumpkin Roll! Yum! =)
My favorite dessert for Christmas is sugar cookies. I can’t wait to make some with my daughter this year!
My favorite holiday dessert is “Tembleque” (which is a Puertorrican style coconut pudding). This recipe reminds me of my childhood .
Pumpkin pie and egg nog
I have so many Christmas sweet favorites….can I name more than one? Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies, and cupcakes…red velvet! Yummy! I hope I’m not breaking the rules. There are too many to only pick one. Oh, I thought of one more….cinnamon rolls on christmas morning.
my absolute FAVORITE holiday dessert are your Red Velvet Cakesters!! :) i made them for Thanksgiving (and added nutella to your frosting recipe) and they were a HUGE hit. i’ve already gotten requests to make them for Christmas and seeing as how easy they are to make, I am happy to oblige!
christmas would not be complete without my grandmas homemade cheesecake covered in a fresh strawberry glaze!
My favorite Christmas treats are my Aunt Tammy’s butter cut-out cookies.
Hmmm… Every Christmas I like to make tiramisu!
I love EGG NOG! I love the sweet taste and having it nice and thick and cool and yummy. It just coats your mouth and makes everything taste like Christmas! Egg Nog is so delicious I wish I could have my cereal in it. I wish I could have egg nog ice cubes to cool my water. I want boiled egg nog soup before I dive into a piece of egg nog coated cheesecake. I love love love Egg Nog!
Mmmmm it would have to be Mexican Wedding Cookies! Something about the powdered sugar reminds me of snow!
Christmas Kuchen is always a treat!
I love eggnog. I just found a recipe for eggnog pumpkin pie I hope to try this Christmas!
My mom’s rum cake. Delish.
Family tradition is to make oil/sugar cookies…mmm
My ultimate favorite Christmas treat is chocolate candy cane bark! So smooth and delicious!
My favorite dessert is Brownie Trifle. Also, my traditional peanut butter balls me and my kids make every year.
I work in a dentist office and the best part of the season is when our patients show up for their appointments with homemade cookies. Such a delicious surprise in the middle of the day!
Funny you should mention pie. My ABSOLUTE favorite Christmas dessert is Sugar Pie. It’s from my French-Canadian heritage and I swear you’ll never taste anything more sweet and delectable in terms of pie. Not to mention I love cutting out maple leaves to adorn the top of the pie to make it even more festive for the holidays.
My favorite Christmas sweet is definitely sugar cookies with plain old frosting. They have to be decorated cutely of course!
At Christmas, I look forward to my Grama’s donuts. She only makes them once a year now because we all love them so much that she’d be baking everyday if she took every request. I’m hoping that cake balls will become a new family favourite. I’m making some right now!
We do banana pudding at our house, always goes over well – and rarely any leftovers.
Christmas morning is reserved for orange sweet rolls!
I love anything over the holidays that my mother cooks. I miss her home cooking from childhood and the spread that is always on the table!
One of my favorite Christmas treats is hot chocolate with a candy cane stirrer. Peppermint is one of my favorite flavors, especially mixed with chocolate!!
I LOVE peanut brittle. Luckily I have a friend who makes peanut brittle to die for!
I love scones…mmmmmm
Almond paste ‘snowball’ bonbons!
Christmas is all about cookies for me. I love to host a cookie exchange each year. My favorite cookie is a chocolate crinkle cookie. Yum!
hmm this is a hard one, but I am going to go with cake balls! I created my own little twist on the cake balls and my family goes crazy for them!
It has to be homemade decorated sugar cookies! The holidays wouldn’t be the same without eating and decorating them with my tow little boys!
I love Gingerbread cookies! Yummm! So many goodies to enjoy this time of year =)
Strufoli!!! I really need to learn how to make them so I can have them all year round!
I would have to say the super cute sugar cookie cut out cookies that my 2 kiddos help make and decorate !
A special family tradition :)
then we make some for friends and family.
Divinity! My grandma would make it every year and I can’t find any that tastes nearly as good as hers did. I keep looking though!
I like my mom’s hand dipped chocolates best at Christmas!
I think my favorite Christmas sweets are iced sugar cookies, or maybe puppy chow. Yum.
I wanna be a farm chick!! Love the tags, the necklace, the recipe cards – thanks for the website link . . . . . .
As to Christmas favorites: Toffee, fudge, gingerbread men, brioche santas, rolled sugar cookies, great grandma’s spritz cookies, linzer hearts. . . . . . If it has butter, sugar and vanilla I am there!!
My favorite is an old family recipe – Hannah’s Butter Cookies. Hannah was a German lady who lived behind my mom’s family when she was young. My mom and her sisters passed down the recipe to me, my sister and my cousins. We all make them every year!
I love Cinnamon Sugar Cookies! Yum!
My favorite has been a recent find, and it is Eggnog Cheesecake. I don’t remember where I first got the idea, but oh my word it is delicious.
I’ve made it every Christmas for the last few years and my husband loves it.
Cherry Winks. Otherwise know as Heart Attacks since a small batch uses 8 egg yolks and a pound of butter. I would never make these except at Christmas where I can give the majority of them away.
Bakerella you are just too awesome!! Love your blog!! Love Sunday evenings because of you!!
My favorite Christmas sweet is a tie between the “Crock Pot Candy” and Fudge. If you enjoy chocolate peanut clusters, you will enjoy crock pot candies. The Fudge has Velvetta Cheese in it-can’t taste it, just for the texture of the fudge. The recipes are just too easy!!
Thanx for being sweet to us!! =)
Those red-and-white braided peppermint flavored candy cane cookies.
Give me mince meat pie with real whipped cream!
I love homemade breads made with squash/veggies and lots of nuts: think pumpkin bread, zucchini loaf, etc, carrot walnut quick bread.
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Hot chocolate with lots of whip cream. Yum.
Fudge. My Mother-in-law has the BEST recipe. I’ve already made two batches and looking forward to a couple more before the holidays are over.
The absolute best is traditional sugar cookies. I love the process of making them and there is nothing quite like pulling out the sprinkles and making colored frosting!
My mom makes this fabulous cranberry ginger relish. It’s fabulous!
My mother’s mince pies. Sweet fruity goodness!
My Mother-in-laws Cinnamon Candy!!! She sends some to me every Christmas:)
Thanks for sharing this link and telling us about Farm Chicks.
My favorite Christmas dessert is homemade fudge. Its so delicious and just melts in your mouth. The recipe makes two cookie sheets and that’s enough to eat and share with family and friends during the Christmas season.
Sea Salt Carmels. Yum. My thighs love em to, they swell with joy every holiday season :)
My Christmas favorite would have to forgotten cookies! They are wonderful! My first batch will probably be sometime this next week. They do not last long in this house:)
Love the Farm Chicks! At Christmas…my mom makes dozens of cookies and candies. I can’t pick just one! But, maybe peppermint stick ice cream will top the list. Love that stuff!
It’s really hard to narrow it down, but I do love good Norweigan Kringle. It makes me think of being a kid again. :)
It’s soooo hard to pick a favorite! Between my mom’s pineapple tamales (yup pineapple) and all the other delicious breads coming out of my mother-in-law’s oven…..hmm. To be safe I’m going to pick my dark chocolate peanut butter cups :-)
I’ve never heard of them but heading to their site right now! You always pass along great things and I do appreciate it! My family has so many favorites for me to make for Christmas I – from peanut butter kiss cookies to date balls and sausage balls and no-bake cookies, the list goes on and on! Thanks again for the great site!
My great aunt Mary’s fudge! Yum!
Popcorn balls with the kids is my FAV!
I always make delicious thumbprint cookies. Yum city! This is my recipe: http://forkbytes.com/2007/06/01/thumbprint-cookies/ :)
Hands down, pumpkin pie with whipped cream! It’s an obvious choice, I know, but I LOVE it ;)
The classic chocolate chip cookies and milk — can’t help but sneak a few into my mouth as we lay them out for Santa =)
hot chocolate made the real way (heating up the milk, putting in the cocoa, then the sugar, etc.) with mini marshmallows is the best!
my mom always makes monkey bread christmas morning, and i look forward to it every year! and pie. always pie.
Cookies and fudge
Ohhh. Pie. All of them.
Reindeer Munchies…my best friend’s signature snack! It is unbelievably addictive!!!
My Great Grandma’s homemade caramels with sea salt…to die for!
Chocolate Yule Log. Can never have too much cake!
The caramel my husband makes….YUMMY!
What a nice and fun giveaway. I found the below recipe when looking up a recipe for chocolate ganache frosting for birthday cupcakes.
These pretty much ROCK…
devil’s food cupcakes with ganache frosting
* 13 ounces heavy cream
* 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate (I use a bag of chocolate chips)
* DEVIL’S FOOD CUPCAKE BATTER:
* 1/3 c cocoa, preferably Valrhona or Cocoa Barry Extract (Supermarket cheap stuff works ok too as I have tried all kinds in moments of desperation)
* 1 c boiling water
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 3/4 c mayonnaise (I use fat free and it works fine)
* 2 c sifted cake flour (I rarely ever sift as I find that cake flour seems to always measure right. I know.. I should)
* 1 c sugar
* 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
Ganache: The original recipe called for the chocolate to be broken into fine pieces and put into a food processor & then to pour the cream into the processor, but thatt is too complicated for me as I do not have a processor. So I came up with my own version.
In a sauce pan bring your cream to a light boil.
Then pour in the chocolate chips and start stirring immediately. Keep going until you have a smooth mixture. At first this will seem like it’s not working as the chocolate hasn’t begun to mix with the cream. Then, in second it will start to form. Just give it time.
When you are done you are supposed to pour the chocolate through a sieve, but who has that kind of time. Turn off your burner and set aside to cool. Don’t be tempted to taste throughout the cooling process as you’re not supposed to touch the ganache until it sets.
Put ganache in fridge until you’re ready to use.
TIP: I usually wait until the very last minute to make these – when I need them in a few hours and I forget that the ganache has to sit over night in the fridge OR do what I do and let it sit enough to cool the pan and then put it in the freezer for about an hour or so (keep checking to make sure it’s not frozen. It will be perfect.
If you’re making these in a hurry, start making the batter. If not, make the batter when you’re ready to start baking your cupcakes.
Cake Batter: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Line cupcake tray with cupcake papers
Whisk together water and cocoa. Set aside and let completely cool. (you can put this in the fridge too)
When cocoa mixture is cool, whisk in the mayonnaise and vanilla until smooth.
Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix on low until combined.
Once mixed, increase speed to medium and beat in cocoa mixture for one minute. The batter is supposed to be thin, but I’ve seen it thin – medium as the temperature in my kitchen has been different.
Poor batter into a measuring cup with a spout and fill each cupcake 1/4 the way full.
Now take out your ganache and with a spoon make a small ganache ball and set one ball in the center of each cupcake.
Continue to fill each cupcake until it’s 3/4 the way full to prevent spilling batter.
Check to make sure your oven is at 375 and bake for 15-20 minutes until cupcakes are set. Poke with a toothpick to confirm they are done. The toothpick should slide out smoothly without any cake on it.
Once completely cooled (make sure you cool the cupcakes or your ganache will melt) frost with the rest of your ganache frosting. You should have extra ganache left over – about a cup.
homemade candy– caramels, english toffee and fudge…mmmm….
I don’t know if it’s my favorite thing, but we’ve always made sugar cookies and iced them with green and red icing. Although my mom’s icing never really got red so it was always pink and green icing! But hey – it was fun to lick the bowl!
Pecan pie…it’s the best! Thanks for letting us know about The Farm Chicks!!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
I love peanut butter blossoms – peanut butter cookies with hershey kisses… yum! Thanks so much for the chance – super cute!!
Golden caramels – homemade, wrapped in cellophane and packaged with love for a growing list of friends and family…
my mom makes these “cookies” (more of a candy, really), every year–melted caramels, cornflakes and coconut. they are me and my dad’s favorites. and now my son’s, too. :)
Every Christmas Eve I make a peppermint ice cream cake. But my sister-in-law’s croissants are probably the best thing about family Christmas get-togethers. (Besides the company, of course) haha
My favorite holiday dessert is, hands down, pumpkin pie. Sure, it’s mainly a Thanksgiving staple, but I typically bake 4-6 pies throughout November and December, so it’s a “holiday season” treat for me and mine. I make mine from scratch, with extra cinnamon and ginger, and freshly ground nutmeg. Yum!
Chocolate crinkles, for sure, but I am also a big fan of the chex with the chocolate/pb/powdered sugar on top. That stuff is addictive!
Peanut butter brownies. Yum!!
Every year our family makes trains out of mini candy bars, frosting, licorice, m&m’s, and any other kind of candy that you can think of! We “glue” everything together to make a full train set out of candy bars, using twizzlers for the tracks, marshmallows for the igloo, etc. It is so much fun to do together AND we eat it throughout the week.
My husband and I make Vanilla Chex Mix every year. We stumbled upon it in a Papercrafts Gourmet magazine. We were trying to go a bit healthy. Who were we kidding, it’s chocolate chips, 3 different Chex cereals, marshmallows, salted, dry roasted nuts, pretzel twists,all covered in vanilla almond bark. OMG, don’t let the healthy ingrediants fool you this stuff is DELICIOUS!!!
My absolute favorite sweet at Christmas time is/are the caramels that I make….divine!! They melt in your mouth and are soooo buttery….it makes me tingle just thinking about it!!!
Lemon meringue cookies and after making them for the first time last year thanks to Pioneer Woman and you – cake balls! :)
I love PIzzelles. My grandmother used to make them and I now carry on that tradition for the family!
I love me some rum cake. So soft and moist, Nutty sugary topping, hints of rum, YUMM.
hmmmmmmmmmm…..Russian Tea cakes and/or fudge…hard to decide…but what a great dilemma….
My favorite Christmas treat are bunelos! Crispy cinnamon and sugar covered goodness, especially if they are warm just off the skillet!
My favorite Christmas time treat is Breton Brittle from the Company’s Coming Christmas cookbook…it is such a smash hit!
Yummy! Pick me…
I love! gingerbread cookies and making gingerbread houses with lots of candy and chocolate!
Pie, pie, it has to be pie!
My Grandmother’s fudge and seafoam. They’re super sweet, but it doesn’t feel like the holidays without them. :)
I love snickerdoodles and pumpkin pie!!! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas! My family loves your cake pops!
I love it when my mom makes peppermint cheesecake. So yummy.
My favorite Christmas dessert is my mom’s “spiced” fruit. It is a baked fruit dish with apples, apricots, and plums with lots of cinnamon, ginger, sugar, and a crunchy topping. SOOOOOO good.
Don’t hate me. Usually I’m a homemade gal, but we ALWAYS got Mother’s Circus Animal cookies in our Christmas stockings.
I love making Vegan Sugar Cookies, especially the snowmen. My recent discovery of edible pearl sprinkles makes me even more excited for some feminine snowladies this year.
FAVORITE?!?! Like ONE?? Bring on the sweets, that’s what I say! Sugar cookies, fudge, cake balls (a new fave)… to name a few.
Pecan Lassies are my favorite treat around Christmas and I be my mom to make them for me each year.
I love 7 layer bar. YUMMY
I’m all about the cookies!! Peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, oh, and the fudge….and the chocolate bark……
Warm apple pie is the best!!
My favorite, hands down, dessert made at Christmas time is my ex-Mother-in-law’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge….she gave me the recipe and I’ve been making it for years. My daughter just moved out on her own and I gave her a copy so she could continue the family tradition.
It has to be fudge…my kids and I make an assortment every Christmas: rocky road, dark chocolate, turtle, peppermint…
My favorite Christmas “sweet” would have to be my sister-in-law’s cookie packages that she makes for everyone in the family. She always picks 5 or 6 different kinds of cookies or bars. Last year my favorite were these oat and jelly bars, yummy!!
I’m pretty much stuck on the sugar cut-out cookies. Nice, fat and thick with lots of icing!
I love sugar cookies and strawberry trifle. YUM!
I love snicker-doodles! I keep searching for a new recipe every year to find the best! It is a fun tradition that I LOVE! Thank you for the opportunity to win!
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Plain old sugar cookies smeared with buttercream and sprinkles. Yum! Oh, and once I made creme brulee with a real full-size blowtorch. I dream of that Christmas dessert still!
My favorite Christmas sweet is candy canes!!! I love to bake and get full on goodies, but candy canes are a timeless candy that I ONLY eat this time of year.
Well, In Australia we have lots of different summer fruits in season….so my family and I always love a beautiful pavlova with yummy kiwi fruit, strawberries, banana and have to have it drizzled with passionfruit pulp and it is YUMMOOO!!
Well up untill last year i would have said whipped shortbread and all it’s melt in your mouth goodness but i got a new recipe from my aunt for amaretti, which are almond cookies and they are delicious so those may be my faves now.
I love Russian Teacakes – butter cookies with ground pecans, covered in powdered sugar. (also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes) So yummy – and I only make them at Christmas!
I LOVE sugar cookies at Christmas time!! My girls and I love to make them for our family and of course eat our fair share!!
Definitely, Chex Mix, my mom made it every Christmas and it just smells so yummy when it is baking! Oh and of course caramels!!!!
I would have to say my favorite Christmas treat would be my best friend’s chocolate pie. Oh my gracious…it’s fantastic although when i try to make it, it usually flops! I will also eat this at any time other than Christmas too!!
That is a tough one (especially to limit it to one!) So for today I will say Homemade Fudge. :)
Thanks for sharing your super cute gifts!
My favorite holiday cookie is my aunt’s Ritz Cracker/Peanut Butter Sandwich dipped in Chocolate. She always makes a special extra batch just for me :)
I love hot chocolate with whipped cream (or at least marshmallows) and a peppermint candy cane. Simple but it cannot be beat.
My favorite dessert is one my family calls chocolate stuff :)
I love snickerdoodles and spritz cookies. I make them for my whole family every year!
There are too many good things to count but I am most eager to have my mom’s cheesecake!
My Grandma Char’s Pumpkin Bread. I love baking it. I love giving it out to family and friends. And most of all I love eating it. With butter. Lots of butter.
My little sister has been making the best apple pies for as long as I can remember, and that’s my favorite Christmas and Thanksgiving dessert! :)
I love homemade sugar cookies and icing! yummmmy!
My new favorite is Cranberry Chiffon with an Oreo crumb crust. It tastes like a cranberry truffle… so good :)
My favourite Christmas treat is something called White Christmas (http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2007/11/white-christmas-recipe.html) it’s become a family tradition.. and is easy enough for my brother, a total noncook, to make :D
My favorite dessert is my Grandma’s chocolate pie.
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Molasses cookies! Mmmmm….
I love that peanutbutter fudge with the multi-coloured marshmallows in it. Everytime I see that stuff, I think Christmas. I don’t know why.
Homemade sugar cookies of course!! And pies such as apple and pumpkin… Holiday desserts are the best.
I love candied nuts this time of year.
Well…I haven’t made my favorite dessert but for this christmas I’m making cupcakes and decorating them as presents and giving them to my whole family (which is A LOT of people) complete with name tags and bow..
I think my favorite dessert is apple pie or pumpkin pie. Filling only, I’m not a fan of crust.
The yearly must-have for Christmas are shortbread cookies. Grandma in Pennsylvania always mails them to Virginia. Now that I’ve become so into baking, I’ve experimented and found a better recipe/technique, but don’t have the heart to tell her. But there is still something about cookies baked with love from Grandma at Christmastime.
How cute are those.
I’m all about the pound cake.
English toffee! YUM!
Sugar cookies, close second.
I love Christmas and cookies- I have a cookie exchange and love the variety that we all share and enjoy!
My favorite holiday dessert is Apple Pie. I only like it on holidays and it’s my specialty. I remember growing up making it with my Dad every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Specifically, trying to copy his ability to get the entire peel off in one long piece.
Every year my sister and I decorate the sugar cookies. Most look great, but there are several “accidents” that aren’t fit for public display, so we must, of course, eat them on the spot.
When I was little my mom used to make cinnamon popcorn balls. They were sweet. They were cinnamon. They were Christmas-y red. And I loved them!
I like cheesecake for any occasion!
i’m all for a classic fudge.
or white chocolate-
it’s all good!
Sugar cutout cookies are my favorite… with royal icing and jimmies! Can’t wait to make the first batch of the season!
Dad’s Christmas cookies, no question.
those tags are too cute! I love these iced lemon cookies my dad makes — they’re called Baci di Limone and they are spectacular!
My favorite holiday sweet is Mexican Wedding cookies! Oh and maple candy…
I love my grandmother’s homemade fudge!
Yule log cake, with extra butter in the buttercream and peanut m&m’s for the bird eggs! My favorite part is calling dibs on the m&m’s every year :)
My favorite is Red Velvet Cake!!! YUM!
I love a good sugar cookie, thick and chewy decorated by hand with lots of frosting, sprinkles and red and green m&m’s. Delicious!
Gingerbread men, yum!
Fudge! I love experimenting with flavors to but I think my favorite is chocolate mint. Yummy!
We make homemade sugar cookies at Christmas, but my favorite are the Chocolate Crinkles (we call them Chocolate “Kris Krinkles” just to “holiday” them up a bit). They are soft and chocolately and almost like a fugdy-brownie in a cookie. My favorite holiday candy is Aunt Bill’s Brown Candy. I made it last year for the first time and thought my arm was going to be numb from the stirring, but it was worth it… it will be a repeat this year for sure. It packed well and shipped to my family out of the area – a bonus.
Mint brownies – layer of brownie, layer of green minty goodness, layer of chocolate ganache. Yummmmm…
Favorite Christmas treat – Decorated Sugar Cookies.
I have a huge sweet tooth so narrowing down my favorite dessert of the holidays is a hard one, (seriously… when I was little they called me cookie-monster) but I would probably say homemade sugar cookies with homemade frosting. Not only are they yummy but in my family there is always a frosting fight to go along with them!
Creme brulee’………I only make it at Christmas.
cream cheese cut out cookies!
Scandanavian Snowballs. It wouldn’t be Christmas if I didn’t put some time in standing over the sink eating those :)
My moms Liebekuchen! Its a german cookie that takes an “acquired taste” but its my Oma’s recipe so to me, it tastes like Christmas. I love tradition and finding new recipes to add to tradition so that I have a slew of ideas once i have kids :-)
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I have been fortunate enough to go to the Farm Chicks show in Spokane, WA!!! I live in nearby Coeur D Alene and it was a blast! Driving around town here, I often see Farm Chicks stickers on people’s cars!!
What’s your favorite sweet or dessert at Christmas? I love Magic Bars — not the fanciest Christmas treat but a staple from my childhood! I also love a cheesecake!!
I truly enjoy your blog — check it religiously every Sunday night and often between SUndays just in case you snuck a post in!
Buttery spritz cookies. They were my dad’s favorite and I always think of him when I’m fighting with the dough gun.
Decorated Christmas Cookies! Made by my kiddos.
One of my favorite Christmas desserts is Cranberry Cake, my grandmother made it for many years. I only make it every few years now. Every time I eat it I’m reminded of family Christmas’ when I was younger.
iced sugar cookies without a doubt, they’re my specialty :)
Fudge. When I was younger my mom and I made it together every year. I still make it now and share it with my family at the holidays.
The Farm Chicks book looks totally cute!
My favorite Christmas sweets have to be cut out cookies. They’re so fun and I tend to do shortbread cookies. Melt in your mouth cookies that need to frosting, but can still be made into fabulous shapes, yes please.
In Rose Levy Berenbaum’s Christmas Cookie cookbook, there is a recipe for buttered rum cookies. I make them every year.
Homemade sugar cookies, like the grocery store ones only better!