Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sweets & Treats

Well these compilation posts will certaintly help me out when I ever get around to posting a recipe index.

Here's the sweet treats post.

It's not all of 'em. No far from it my friends. I really didn't include too many cakes, I just tried to concentrate on cookies with just a few of my absolute favorite cakes thrown in.

I never realized that I made so many different cookies until I starting looking! Wow! Adding pics to them all is just going to be impossible for me right now. I'm really trying to keep my holiday stress to a minimum. John and I took a few days off this week to tie up all the loose ends and finish up our homemade gifts (which really came out wonderful, sneek peek coming up!)For years I let the stress and "to-do" lists get to me this time of year, and I found I really wasn't enjoying the holidays, just stressing out and usually getting sick. Last year I made an effort to really simply things, and guess what? It worked! I start on homemade gifts early, and put the finishing touches on them the first few weeks in December (so I'm in the spirit). I just can't get into making candy canes and snowmen in July. The next few weeks I'll be cooking and baking, spending time with my family and friends, and enjoying some time off with the boys.

I really recommend a stress-free holiday to everyone.

Makes you very merry, lol.

The links are there, so if it sounds good, click away.

I hope that you find some goodies to grace your holiday table.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

What to do with leftover dough scraps
Cause you know you're gonna have some.

Butter Pecan Cookies with Maple Frosting

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
The kids LOVE this.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake TS

Raisinette Cookies

Oat Nanner Clusters

Trail Mix Freezer Cookies

Trail Mix Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars

Chocolate Sheet Cake
The best sheet cake you will ever make. Feeds a big crowd too!

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Squares
Tastes like decdant cheese danish, only better (and it's easy to make!)

Oreo Truffles

Oh how I love them.

Madeleines dusted

Portable Chocolate Snack Cake
This could go over the river and through the woods and back again without a problem.

Coconut Crunch Cookies

Gingerbread Snacking Cake

Homemade Marshmallows
Those puff balls in a bag got nuttin' on these babies.


Gram's Quick Dessert Cake

Chocolate Snowdrops

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies
One of my absolute favorites.
The first ones to get gobbled up on the cookie tray.


Nutella Hazelnut Biscotti

Butter Crunch Cookies

No Peel Apple Cake

Easy Apple Cake

Outrageous Chocolate Cookies


Soft Molasses Cookies
One of my most popular cookies.

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate - in triplicate. Need I say more?

Muddy Buddies

Whoopie Pies

Mom's Almond Slices
So, so good.

Moms ALmond

Black Bottom Coconut Bars
One of my husbands favorites.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
My youngest bows at my feet when I make these.

Devil Dog Cake
My Pa's favorite cake. Everytime I make it I tear up. Yup, I'm that much of a mush.

Devil dog

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