I have been making goodies for Christmas since mine and David's first Christmas together. I really have no recollection of making treats as a kid with my mother. She wasn't much of a baker or candy maker. Dad was the candy maker....and I still make his Peanut Butter Candy, which his mother made, too!
I think it's really cool that I make the same candy that my namesake made...yes, I had a Grandma Della. I didn't get to meet her, she died over a year before I was born. But her candy recipe lives on to this day!
|Peanut Butter Candy, an old family favorite.|
|Chocolate Covered Pretzels|
|Peanut Butter Bon Bons|
On Monday I had an urge to make cookies, and I gave in. I have been wanting to try Sand Dollar Cookies! Everyone has a version them....I wanted Pacific Sand Dollars!
I think they turned out okay, but were kinda a pain in the butt. Not sure if I want to make more of these, but might after Christmas when my grandkids are here. I'm sure they would love to put the sliced almonds on the cookies!
YES! my daughter is visiting a few days after Christmas! I can't begin to tell you just how excited I am!!!
I do plan on getting in some cookie making time with my grands, and have some cool cookie cutters to use!
I have started gathering my supplies....
This year I pulled out my shell chocolate molds, and will be making some raspberry fondant filled chocolates!
|I love these molds!|
Just for FUNZIES....
I wear flip flops year round!
Needless to say...I will be eating some of these chocolate delights, and my fair share of Grandma Della's Peanut Butter Candy! I didn't eat chocolates last year, and only ate 2 pieces of PB candy :(
It's a good day for baking here in Florida...it's COLD! It is 9:18 am right now, and 36 degrees!!! (it was 30 when I woke up) I'm freezin'! Might be a good day to make divinity for hubby, too. It's usually too warm and humid. I think I'll head to the kitchen, and get my goodies goin'!
Do you make goodies?