Yesterday afternoon and evening, I paged through Christmas cookbooks, Christmas magazines and recipes and made my Christmas baking list. I am either positively ambitious or positively dumb for making such an extensive list.
M & M Cake Cookies (made these last week - we ate some and I froze the rest)
Mama's Sugar Cookies (next week with a friend and her family)
Cherry Almond Bars or Raspberry Bars (not sure yet)
Sandies and/or Jam Thumbprints
Orange Sable Cookies (I might drop the Sandies for these - Brian requested something orange)
Chocolate Covered Ritz (we bought a premade box at Kroger and Nicole and I fell in love - so easy to recreate)
And, of course, once Jessica mentioned Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Peanut Butter Balls yesterday and then posted the recipe today, those were quickly added to the list. I had everything to just make a half batch. So easy! You could even add Christmas sprinkles on top for fun. And.......well, I took a sneaky bite before they were completely set and I would have to say THEY ARE WELL WORTH MAKING!!!!
I so love Christmas baking. But seeing as I have my monthly OB appointment tomorrow (almost 16 weeks), I think I will postpone the rest of my Christmas poundage until after I weigh in. Won't have to see that darned scale till mid January!
Also, I am making a soup in the crockpot today that just seems like it will be wonderful. I'll let you know.