Peanut Butter Balls

These are a huge family favourite, they always have been for as far back as I can remember. They are such a favourite that I can always get Dillon to do the rolling part for me lol. While that isn’t necessary always a good thing, it is one thing I can mark off my list of things to do. This year he not only rolled the requisite “balls,” but he also made a log and a cube???? I don’t know if he is reverting back to his childhood and pretending it’s playdoh or what he’s up to but the help is appreciated!

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Graham Crumb Cherry Balls

I am done my Christmas baking!!!!!!

I’m not quite sure why, but I seem to have done a lot of “ball” shaped treats for the cookie trays this year…. completely unintentional…. but these are another delicious addition to our Christmas cookies this year, something you will really want to try!

They will also make a nice contrast to the Cherry Surprise Balls that I make every year!

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Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Mints

Aren’t these so cute lol?  And I have to say they taste just as good as they look.  Again these cookies will be a bright addition to our cookie trays that we hand out to family and friends/neighbours! I think these will be one of the first cookies to go off the trays!

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Stained Glass Cookies

I have seen versions of this type of cookie all over the internet and wanted to try it this year….. hoping it wasn’t one of those “it’s not as easy as it looks online” projects.  It was surprisingly simple… thankfully.

These cookies look great on the cookie trays, adding a nice splash of colour to the cookies displayed and taste just as good as they look.  They taste delicious as well. The smell when cooking was a combination of cookies, green apple and cherry and the other jolly rancher candies flavours that I used. You can still taste the different flavours once they become stained glass as well!

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Funky Rolling Pin

When I was Christmas shopping at http://www.amazon.ca, I found these really cool rolling pins for making cookies.  They have a pattern made into them that transfers the pattern onto your cookies when rolling.  I chose one that had deer and used my favourite Gingerbread Cookies recipe with it.

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Fruitcake Cookies

I really pondered making these again, especially with the stigma poor fruit cake seems to have. They have always reminded me of the mincemeat cookies that my mother makes.  On a plate of all kinds of cookies, these were still one of my favourites!

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Quick & Easy Maple Walnut Fudge

This is another treat I made for the cookie trays I had out to neighbours and family at Christmas. It is a condensed milk fudge, meaning it is very quick and very easy to make. All total, it probably takes less than 10 minutes making it in the microwave!

It was funny because the day I made the fudge our upstairs smelled like maple for hours after but if you went downstairs it smelled like turkey because I was cooking our turkey to carve and freeze ahead of time in one of those electric roasting pan. Quite a smell difference between up and down stairs lol.

I also made a pan of my Mint Chocolate Fudge for the baskets and a couple of gift boxes mixed fudge.

Sandie

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