Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #7: My Favorite Christmas Sweet Treats

  1. Snickerdoodles: Oh, these are heavenly. The recipe we use calls for cream of tartar and that just makes these cookies divine.
  2. Chocolate Chip Cookies: The old stand-by but, hey, why mess with a classic?
  3. Peanut Butter Cookies: Just like Grandma used to make; roll 'em in a ball and use a fork to make a criss-cross. Yummy!
  4. Peanut Butter Blossoms: Same cookie as above but left in a ball, bake and then add a Hershey's kiss a minute before they are done. Oh, my word! The secret to these is you have to bake them with the kiss in, though, or else it isn't soft and just isn't as good.
  5. Cut-Out Cookies: Frosting on a star-shaped cookie? Oh, yeah!
  6. Sugar Cookies: Soft, chewy, sweet and just out of the oven. Another classic.
  7. Dirt Pudding (aka Mud Pudding): Oreos, chocolate and vanilla pudding, cream cheese, powdered sugar and cool-whip. I am talking serious sugar coma here, folks. Almost better than sex.
  8. Pumpkin Roll: While not really a big fan of most pumpkin foods, I think this thing rocks. Could be the cream cheese and powdered sugar frosting that is shoveled on and rolled into the log. I don't know but this is good. stuff.
  9. Buckeyes: This candy, which are peanut butter balls dipped in melted chocolate, takes on the appearance of our favorite nut around these parts. These are as good as sex. Trust me. An Ohio favorite.
  10. M&M Cookies: A cookie with candy in it? Oh. My. Gah!
  11. Kettle Corn: This is the stuff you find at outdoor bazaars and craft fairs but turns up at our local mall around Christmas time. Sugar on popcorn? My teeth are aching just thinking about it.
  12. Peanut Butter Pie: Oh, Lord, please forgive me for coveting after food! Peanut butter on an Oreo crust? Covered with cool whip? sigh.
  13. Fudge: Peanut butter, chocolate? I don't care. Just please don't add nuts, thank you very much!

Wishing you and yours the sweetest of holidays! For more Thursday Thirteens, go here!

23 comments:

No Nonsense Girl said...

Happy TT!!! :-)

Lori said...

Buckeyes! Interesting. A friend of my Mom's used to make these when I was a kid. I never knew what they were called. Thanks for the memory.

ellen b. said...

they all sound good to me! Merry Christmas...

Nicholas said...

No fruit cake?

Bernie said...

Oh dear, I can almost feel the kilos (pounds) piling on from here!!! lol ;)

Have a great TT, and a very Merry Christmas!

pjazzypar said...

The first time I had kettle corn I was at a outdoor concert and I thought I was in Heaven. It was a mixture of the sweet and salty that did it for me. That pumpkin roll also sounds tasty. Happy TT.

Sandy Carlson said...

Good ol' cream of tartar finds its way into a lot of recipes I have for this time of year. Some day I'll know why. I love your list!

Natalie said...

This list is so unfair! I'm so hungry!!!!!! lol!

My TT is up too if you want to check it out. :)

SJ Reidhead said...

Way too much peanut butter. Gives me heart-burn!

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damozel said...

::bookmarks for future consumption!::

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Head Gaggler said...

MMM, yum yum. I love the cookies this time of year. Man, no wonder I cannot loose this baby weight.

WorksForMom said...

I think I love you Toni. You nailed this list (thank GAWD you omitted fruit cake)!

Nap Warden said...

You can't beat a Chocolate Chip Cookie in my book!

fullbodytransplant said...

If we compiled a consensus, Snickerdoodles would win the internet!

DIXIECHICK said...

I love buck eyes...without a doubt they are my favorite....will be making some Saturday, for sure!

Open Grove Claudia said...

Yum. I mean, can I come over? I love everything on this list. I had never heard of the chocolate/peanut butter candy, but I love that combo.

Happy TT!

My TT is up: Reasons my life sucks! ;)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oh, you're bad for my resolve to stay out of the cookies... all of those are sooo good, and snickerdoodles are among my favorites of all time.

Happy TT!

Kellan said...

Fudge is definitely my favorite, but this year I am eating a lot of chocolcate covered pretzels (the only way I like pretzels)- I have made bunches of them. Great list - see ya. Kellan

*Rae* said...

Oh so many yummy cookies they all sound great I love snickerdoodles they are delicious Happy TT & Happy Holidays-http://inraesworld.blogspot.com/

Robin said...

Oh, it's a good thing I've been doing Christmas baking today when I read this! Otherwise I'd be heading to the grocery store ASAP!

Robin said...

Oh, it's a good thing I've been doing Christmas baking today when I read this! Otherwise I'd be heading to the grocery store ASAP!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Oh, Toni. Yum. I think I gained four pounds just reading them.

Rachel said...

Yum Yum!