I brainstormed the other day to come up with a list of goodies to make at the holidays. Some are the tried and true that we always seem to do every year and a couple of things I haven't made in years.
Here is my list:
Chewy Gingersnaps - love these!!!
Lemon Bars - love these too!!!
Thumbprint cookies - I fond candied cherries at the dollar store
Gingerbread - haven't made this in forever and my coworkers have requested it
Rum cake - love it but have never made it myself
Sugar cookies - it isn't Christmas without an afternoon spent decorating sugar cookies
I say "so far" because should we decide to add onto the list or make something else entirely we probably will. We always seem to anyway. The list is short as there is always more than enough at the holidays and we do tend to get a little carried away. This year I'm trying to curb that a bit.
I like to come up with my list early so I make sure I get everything we need ahead of time. It is no fun to set out to make lemon bars when you don't have any lemon juice. Plus having a plan allows me to take advantage and buy the things we need when they are on sale rather than having to pay full price.
I have plain white paper plates in the pantry that I plan to use for giving goodies to friends and neighbors. I had thought about tins or Christmas themed containers but decided to save that money and put it toward ingredients instead.
|Cherry Thumbprint Cookies|
What are your favorite goodies? Do you make a list each year? How much of it do you give away to friends and family?