Tastes of Christmas

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One of the things we always did as a kid was bake cookies for Christmas. I can remember sitting at the kitchen table unwrapping what seemed like countless Hershey’s Kisses for Peanut Butter Blossoms and making endless rounds of cookies.

In reality, we probably only made a batch or two of each type, but it felt like we made a ton.

Now I know that I can make cookies any time of the year, but I always make a batch or two of our favorites this time of the year, and it doesn’t seem like the holidays without them.

Baking with a baby is tricky, but I managed to get three types of cookies made just in time for a small Christmas gathering.

I made M&M cookies (which, of course, HAVE to be made with red and green Christmas M&Ms), Peanut Butter Blossoms, and chocolate chip cookies.

If anyone out there has a stellar chocolate chip cookie recipe, please let me know. They are one of those things that no matter how many times I make them, I’m never really pleased with the outcome. They always tend to spread and come out flat.

The Fellow really enjoys Oatmeal Scotchies, and I may try to work a batch in before Christmas.

If I had more time and was having a larger gathering, I’d make some white chocolate gingerbread cookies. They’re one of my favorites. They’re easy to work up. I get to use some of the dozens of cookie cutters I – for some reason – own, and once dipped in white chocolate look so appealing. They also really taste like Christmas with all of the warm spices.

What are your family’s favorite Christmas dessert recipes? What tastes like Christmas to you? Let me know in the comments below!

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