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Christmas Cookies…via WordPress Bloggers

My plans to bake and make my Christmas Cookies and treats this weekend took an unforseen detour.  This past Wednesday I woke up with a very sore throat.  By Thursday I was having difficulty swallowing anything more than ibuprofen and green tea laced with agave.  By Friday morning I was headed to see the Doctor.  The diagnosis was a severe case of strep throat.  Highly contagious!  No baking!  No Parties!  No Fun!

I explained to the Doctor that I needed a quick fix to this situation.  I have at least one event every day for the next 2 weeks.  I am hosting 2 family gatherings over Christmas weekend not to mention I am working all 4 services at church on Christmas Eve.  There is never a good time of the year to be sick but this timing couldn’t be worse.  The doctor offered and I agreed to a steroid shot, a z-pac and a prescription for an anti-inflamatory pain reliever.  I am now on the mend.  But in the meantime and until I am no longer contagious…

My kitchen counter is piled high with all of the ingredients to make White Chocolate Dipped Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Butter Toffee Crunch, White Chocolate Peppermint dipped Pretzels and Peanut Butter Clusters.  I am enamored with Christmas Cookies

In order to get my cookie baking fix I decided to take a little look around the WordPress Blog World to see what my fellow bloggers are baking up for the Christmas Holiday Season.  Follow these links for what appears to be some wonderful treats.

Mom’s Recipe Box holds a family favorite for Drop Hermit Cookies

Dora’s Table ~Simple Cooking & Good Food in O.C. is baking up sour cream drop cookies

The Girl in the Blue Apron is sharing her 2011 Christmas Cookie List

Things to Cherish has baked up the prettiest Christmas Cookies

The Every day Kitchen is sharing tantalizing pictures of the process of making Mexican Wedding Cookies

Rosettas Sweet Treats is sharing her recipe for Chocolate Crinkles

Author Jane Ward is Having Fun with Egg Whites

Webner House answered the Call for Christmas Cookie Recipes with Lace Cookies

Fifteen Spatulas has stirred up White Chocolate Drizzled Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Have you written a post about your Holiday Baking for the 2011 Christmas Season?  Post your link in the comment section and I will add you to the list.  It’s almost like our own virtual cookie exchange.  I hope you enjoy the links to the Christmas Cookies..via WordPress Bloggers as much as I did!

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Christmas cookies…Sandra Lee, eat your heart out!

I really enjoy the food network show Semi-homemade.  Sandra Lee pulls her show together with all of the ingredients for entertaining!  The cooking, the presentation and the decorating.  Total eye appeal!!!

Here are a few semi-homemade ideas that I think would make Aunt Sandi  proud.  The recipes and pictures can be found on-line at Better Homes & Garden, 100 days of Holiday. 

The Cookies!!!

Three-Layer No-Bake Bars

Layers of creamy vanilla pudding and melted chocolate top a buttery graham cracker crust.

Ginger Dips

Dip store bought molasses cookies in melted white chocolate, then sprinkle on snipped candied ginger to create a sweet, fragrant dessert.

Red Velvet Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

The Packaging!!!

And to finish it all off there must be a special beverage from Aunt Sandi’s recipe book.  The best hot chocolate ever!

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