We May Not Have Snow
I mean mid 40s and low 50s in December? What a crock!
But we do have holiday baking!
Well sort of. These are a no-bake Christmas tradition.
Date balls! Every time I see this recipe on the internets, the person posting it says it came from their grandma.
Guess where my recipe came from?
Wonder what that's all about?
And then we have the gift cookies/sweet stuff:
Back row in the jars (from left to right): Reindeer Feed and Muddy Buddies.
In the kraft cardboard boxes and the little white boxes are just your run of the mill chocolate crinkles.
I was looking for a simple, polished look for gifting my cookies this year, and I found some reasonably priced boxes and that designers baking twine here. The price wasn't outrageous and they're based out of NY--so I knew the shipping wouldn't take forever.
As for the crinkles in the little white "baskets" those are just paper plates (don't ask, we don't buy them, we are "gifted" them) that you cut and shape. Link to the tutorial (and other great cookie packaging ideas) can be found here.
I used double stick tape and scrapbook paper to decorate them--but trust me, the washi tape looks really tempting!
What's on your baking/baked goods consumption agenda this year?