Holiday Creativity

I love the holidays! It is the most wonderful… and most creative time of the year! When else do you see the most delicious and elaborately decorated baked goods aplenty? Personally, I had a jam-packed weekend with several goody parties – first a Holiday dessert party, and then a cookie exchange, so I have loaded up on lots of delectable treats. So bad, but baked goods are so beautiful, aren’t they?

As part of my cookie exchange, I made some delicious oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, but since they didn’t seem festive enough (although the recipe came from “The 100 Best Holiday Cookies”) , I also made some marshmallow snowmen to channel some winter/holiday cheer. I had such a fun time making both goodies, but best of all, it is always so fun spending time with dear friends.

Here are some fun holiday dessert photos to get you started in the spirit of the holidays (if you aren’t there already!). More holiday photos to come!

Yummy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies just out of the oven

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies ready to be exchanged!

My marshmallow snowmen all packaged up and ready to be gifted to dear friends!

The marshmallow snowmen just before they were placed in the bag! This took me forever to do!

Here are most of the ingredients: marshmallows, caramel, chocolate kisses, sprinkles

Party #1: The Christmas Dessert table! Look at those beautiful cakes!

Party #2: The cookie exchange (there are my goodies on the left!)

But… look what my girlfriends made! Serious pro bakers!

Beautiful sugar cookies courtesy of my friend Annie!

More cookies!!

Cannolis courtesy of my friend Rebecca! Yum!

Haha! Of course, we need cute holiday napkins so we won’t make a mess eating all of these goodies!

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