The turkey leftovers are finally gone and for most foodies that means "Baking Season" has officially begun. If the truth be told, I've been in full cookie production mode for over a week now. I love having home baked goodies around to send to the neighbors and friends around the holidays. It gives me a good chance to thank them for all of the beautiful baked breads and fresh veggies from their gardens that they have shared with me throughout the year.
Let me tell you, getting anything (even a mini zucchini) from an Arizona garden is a lot of work. So, I like my plates of cookies to be filled with different varieties of flavors and toppings and to look like I have gone to as much trouble as they have.
I shared my "super secret cookie multiplying technique" in a guest post for my friend Deborah who has just had a brand new baby boy. Head on over to her fantastic blog, Taste and Tell, and get all the info on how to change my favorite Holiday Cream Cheese Cookie Dough into as many different shapes and flavors as you can come up with... the possibilities are endless!
But! Don't forget to come back and check out all of the baking recipes and fun stuff we have planned for December on Everyday Southwest.
I'll give you a hint—we are "counting down" for some really fun recipes!
Here are some other great recipes that would make great holiday gifts:
Pumpkin Spice Cranberry Scones by Everyday Southwest
Chocolate Covered Coconut and Almond "Joy to the World" Candy by Everyday Southwest
Candied Cinnamon Roasted Almonds by Barbara Bakes
Reese's Krispies by Sweet Basil
—posted by Sandy