Good Afternoon everyone! Good Grief, the week before Christmas is insane busy, am I right? That 4 hours I had to myself on Wednesday was glorious and I don’t think I did it full justice! This week of course Joseph had his parade! Then we also had:
Joseph did a great job along with all of the other middle schoolers! It’s amazing to hear how much different and more skilled they are from last year!
Then yesterday Riley had his holiday lunch at school. Joseph really wanted to go so since he was done with finals we had a Joseph and Mom day where we did a little shopping and then went to eat with Riley:
Then today I have been at Riley’s school busy making cinnamon rolls in several waffle makers (thank you Pinterest!) as well as hot chocolate! It was pajama day at his school so his class happily ate their treats while watching the Polar Express! This is Riley’s favorite movie ever! I’m on a break at home right now while I whip up some more goodies. Then I’m going back in a bit to help the teacher make Latkes for the class. I think all I want for Christmas is a nap at this point!
So I usually am a die hard traditionalist when it comes to Holiday Baking. I only make my treats from scratch. But let’s be realistic, this year it just isn’t going to happen. So I decide to cut myself a break and find some cookies I could make that were easy and delicious. I love the internet! I found several bloggers websites that have fantastic recipes! I posted a picture of my Butter Cookies on Facebook and had several people want the recipe! So I decided to give you all the recipes of what I found this year! Seriously, these Butter Cookies are amazing and soft! My husband thinks they’re the best thing I’ve ever baked! I’m adding the links to the fellow bloggers recipes because it’s only fair to give credit where credit is due! These ladies are geniuses!
Recipe for Butter Cookies These are the to die for cookies! Kristen at Lilluna.com came up with this!
Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies Man, these are decadent! So easy too! These are from Shelly at Cookiesandcups.com!
Easy English Toffee This was so easy to make! I made some with Almonds too, but they didn’t turn out as pretty. This recipe is from livingonadime.com where there are 24 other easy candies you can make!
As for my fudge, it’s a huge secret family recipe from my Mother-in-law…from the back of the Jetpuffed container! From all of the fudge I’ve ever had, this is by far my favorite!
And the pretzel rolo things are super easy too! Just line a bunch of little pretzels on a cookie sheet, place an unwrapped Rolo on each one. Then I put them in the oven at 350 degrees for 4 minutes then take them out. Then I put half of a pecan on top. So easy but yum! I love salty and sweet things together!
Now, the one recipe I am keeping traditional is my Grandmothers White Christmas cookies. I haven’t made them yet, but I will and I will be happy to post the recipe for you all. I make them every year for my dad. His mom, my grandmother died on Christmas day several years ago but she would make these for the holidays every year. She even made them right before she died. So, for my Daddy, who doesn’t ask for much, he gets his cookies!
I hope you guys are almost ready for the holidays! I will probably not post much before Christmas because there is just too much to do and I want to be able to spend time with my family. My kiddos seem to be growing up in the blink of an eye and I miss those little buddies! Is there a recipe you make every year for the holidays? If you would be willing to share it I would love for you to tell me!