Christmas Cookies

Every year during the holiday season, I try really hard to knock out all of my gift shopping and wrapping as early as possible. Why do I drive myself nuts in October and November? So that by December I can enjoy as much of the season as possible. One of my favorite things to do during the holidays pull up a holiday movie (It’s a Wonderful Life is my jam. Do people still say “my jam”? Probably not), pour a glass of wine, and bake something divine. The only problem with this is that I’m not exactly a great baker and sometimes things just don’t turn out. That’s okay because some of it does and when it does, it’s gift-worthy. Here are few of my absolute favorite, fool-proof baked goods to eat and give during the holidays:

1.These Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars (You seriously cannot tell they’re a skinnier version) from SkinnyTaste.

2.This recipe for sugar cookies from InKatrinasKitchen. I am particularly bad at baking cookies and I’ve made this recipe successfully for years.

3.This vanilla biscotti recipe from King Arthur Flour (I like this one because I can add what I have on hand). There are actually several biscotti recipes online that I’ve tried successfully, so branch out.

Baking gifts

Baking sweets to give!

What are you baking and giving this year?

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies to Give