Sunday, October 3, 2010

Already thinking about Christmas

Every year I make gift baskets for our friends and family for Christmas gifts.  I also make a few to sell for friends to give as gifts.  I am just starting to organize all my ideas for this year, I have a lot!

It takes me a long time to narrow down what I am going to make.  I have folders and folders of ideas and recipes and I add to them almost daily.  There are a few things that I make every year, no matter what, they are expected at this point.  My must have treats are: chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, almond butter cookies, raspberry jam thumbprint cookies, peppermint bark, chocolate covered pretzels and truffles. 

This year I am thinking about making vanilla extract for a few people.  It is fairly easy and I think my friends and family that cook will love it.  I am also considering some different bar cookie recipes and some ginger bread.  I'll keep you posted as I make my decisions.