December 20, 2012

Holiday Treats

As the boys are getting older I am enjoying starting new traditions with them.  Thankfully I have been blessed with boys who love to be in the kitchen.  Because in the kitchen is where all the fun is.  Growing up we never did Gingerbread Houses and cookies.  I used to think that was something that "normal" families did, and now that I have my own family, I look forward to this all year.  Even if we only make a few batches, its so much fun.

All year I have been putting together a list of treats that I would like to make and I think the boys will enjoy.  Now all I have to do is find the time.  With Christmas so early in the week it kinda throws me off.  Saturday will be spent at the Westin La Cantera using the wonderful free stay that I won.  Sunday is football but hopefully we can make it to the store before the game and we can get started.  That leaves all day Monday to finish up.  It could happen right?  Lets take a look at my list first then you can answer that question :)

1. I mean really, how cute are these?  And they look very simple to make.  Only 4 ingredients if you count the sprinkles.  
{Holiday baking} Festive minted oreo truffles: No baking, 3 ingredients, and utterly delicious!! Such a fancy (but ridiculously easy) contribution to a dessert table!
Recipe @ Peanut Blossom: Mint Oreo Truffles 

2. Another pretty simple recipe.  And what  do you know, only 4 ingredients too!  I'm sensing a theme here. I just bought a mini muffin pan, so this is perfect!
Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites!  Yum! Finger foods....
Recipe @ Created by Diane: Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites

3.  Snickerdoodles.  Need I say more.  Anything rolled in cinnamon sugar is on the good list.
Recipe @ One Upon A Plate:  Snickerdoodle Cookies

4.  Peppermint Bark.  A must have for me.  I'm not a huge chocolate person unless its white chocolate.  And when you add the peppermint...I give in.  I've seen it done a few ways.  Some with a milk chocolate bottom.  I prefer to stick to the all white.  But hey, that's just me!  Oh and get this, 2 ingredients! Hello!
Recipe @ Skip To My Lou:  Peppermint Bark

Tell me about your Christmas baking traditions.  Do you bake anything special during the holidays?  What is your favorite?  Does your family join in on the fun?


  1. Those treats look yummy! I am a sucker for peppermint bark. You may like the recipe I posted today Peppermint Hot White Chocolate. Have a very merry Christmas. Found you through Bloggy Moms.

  2. Those mini Oreo truffles look ADORABLE! I love recipes with minimal ingredients, means that there is less I will forget to grab when I am at the store! << This is my favourite holiday treat!

  3. We always bake spritz cookies. Since you use a cookie press it's easy to get kids involved without any sticky hands.