I did still manage to steal some time here and there to bake small batches of treats for our friends, family, and guests because really, what's a holiday without baked goods?! Without the added pressure of trying to do too much, I truly enjoy it.
Since I was breaking with tradition anyway, I also threw caution to the wind and tried almost all new recipes this year, keeping only everyone's favorite chewy ginger cookies and my own favorite, decorated sugar cookies. Such a daredevil, I know. Everything was awesome! Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms, Key Lime Crackles, Chocolate Nutella Rugelach, Toasted Coconut Butter Cookies, and (not really pictured) Eggnog Cookie Squares. Plus I threw in some left over Rice Krispie Treat Pops I made for JT's class party. I completely love the snow covered sugar cookie tree idea I came up with this year. So simple but really adorable. Our close friends and neighbors each got a box of special treats, and the rest we kept for dessert after Christmas dinner.
So, who's up for dessert?