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.