Everyone's absolute favorite: chewy ginger cookies.
Peppermint candy cane cookies. Not my best work, but it was fun trying something new.
Another new one: cherry rugelach. Filling was way too sweet for me but I have now perfected making and rolling the dough, so that's a win.
I love using my grandmother's cookie press! This year I tried a new recipe for pistachio Spritz cookies.
No year is complete without some kind of crinkle cookie. I've done chocolate, red velvet, key lime, but these - lemon - are the BEST!
I haven't made cake pops in forever!
Every year I use a different cookie cutter for my sugar cookies and try to figure out a relatively simple and efficient way to ice them that still looks impressive. These sparkly red nosed reindeer turned out really cute!
All of Brent's coworkers get a box full of treats.
There's plenty left over for friends, family, and Santa. Nestled in there but not pictured separately are also Mexican hot chocolate cookies and "confetti" cookies with holiday color sprinkles.
One thing I never make is a gingerbread house. For that, we rely on our amazing friends, Mallory and David, who host one of the most amazing and memorable parties every year for 30+ families. It's absolutely the one Joseph looks forward to the most.