This year I decided to make goodies for presents instead of trying to figure out what to shop for. Who doesn't like a platter full of yummy treats? I made about 8 or 9 treats and a cake for my sister. I didn't give away the Melting Moments because, to me, they just didn't taste good. Next time I will try the Mexican Wedding Cookie version instead. Other than that, everything tasted great!
Cookie Platters- My Mama requested the Neiman Marcus ones so she has a lot in her platter, I also had buckets with cookies in them but I didn't have time to photograph them.
Heart Wreaths- idea comes from Gourmet Mom on-the-Go (made with tiny heart cutters and placed together)
Brownie Roll-outs (from Smitten Kitchen) with Peanut Butter drizzle (the drizzle was a last minute change, I was going to put mint buttercream and candy cane bits but already had something minty), Chocolate Crinkles (Joy of Baking)
Simple Fudge (Martha Stewart) I also made a batch of this without nuts for my husband's grandpa.
Neiman Marcus Cookie (hoax version as per the Brown Eyed Baker)
Melting Moments (not one of Joy of Baking's best, great texture but tasted like a mouthful of flour)
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Martha Stewart, Holiday Magazine issue Dec 2008, on site as well)
Mini Pecan Pies (Bakerella)
Sorta Traditional Style Red Velvet Cake (whipped cream cheese frosting instead of a roux icing)
I also made sugar cookies to decorate but didn't get the time to decorate them. I'll be having Christmas cookies on New Year's, lol. Thanks for looking and can't wait to do it again!