Sunday, November 29, 2009

the final decision.

Ha. I say "final decision" with such certainty! There's always a possibility I'll change my mind on this list again, since I do have nearly three weeks before the baking extravaganza, but I decided to take Courtney's advice and scrap both bar recipes, since bars tend to get squished in transport. I also axed the malted chocolate cookie since it called for several ingredients I don't typically keep on hand, and would find using up the leftovers difficult. However, one cannot have Christmas without a little bit of chocolate, so I added the Mexican Chocolate Cookies I made last year to the list -- an easy drop cookie with fancy flavors!!

Here are all nine final contenders:

sea salt caramels
my grandma's Christmas cookies with buttercream and sprinkles
Gingerbread Cutout Cookies
Lemon-Rosemary Butter Cookies
Anise Tea Crescents
German Honey Cookies
Yummy Molasses Crackles
Mexican Chocolate Cookies

If only I could hit fast-forward, because I can't wait to tackle all of this baking!

What are your holiday baking plans this year?

1 comment:

Judy said...

Ok I got here a little late but I figured I'd throw my 2 cents in as well:

I wouldn't scrap all the bar recipes - while I do love cookies, I LOVE a good bar. The cream cheese swirled brownies sound delightful, and I'm sure they wouldn't get too smushed in transport.

To be perfectly honest, I don't get super excited about the Anise Tea Crescents, Honey Cookies, or Molasses Crackle, but maybe that's just me. I'm all about the super sweet, sticky Holiday treats, such as brownies and butter tarts.

But I am sure that whatever you make will be delicious, and that once I see some photos, I will wish I had been wherever it was that you shared these treats :)