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Desserts from Christmas Past

After 7 months, I am finally able to eat again!!

On Wednesday, my orthodontist told me not to wear my plastic retainers during the day anymore– yay!  🙂

And right on time for Christmas goodies, like these chocolate covered pretzels:

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This post is to show you some of the things I made in the past for Christmas.

BEFORE blogging.  BEFORE trying to make things extra pretty for the camera.

You get what I’m saying, right?

Anyway, these were lemon sandwich cookies:

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OK, I LOVE December.  This is typically what happens during December with my baking:

1) I usually make a few of the same desserts every year, like biscotti.  These were low fat chocolate chip biscotti, and almond biscotti:

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2) Then I see some other recipes online, and add them to the list.

One year, I made frosted brownie wreaths.

I made chocolate bows for them, and I was really impressed with myself for learning how to make a design out of chocolate.  Lol, how embarrassing now.

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3)  Then I look in recipe books, and add more.

These were mini butterscotch cakes.  Yum!

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4)  Then I see some cute Christmas picture and imagine it as a dessert.

Before I know it, I have a list of about 30 different desserts that I want to make.

Yeah, that’s not happening.

5) So I end up with about 8 or 9 different desserts, and tell myself that next year it will be better. 

Christmas cake pops 2a

Christmas cake pops a

But it never changes,  because besides baking, I need to attend holiday parties… and shop… and wrap presents… and decorate…  and send cards…  and now I’ve added blogging to the list…

Whoa, I’m seriously running out of time.

Not panicking yet, but I need to run!!!! 

Bye!  🙂

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40 responses »

  1. You have been a busy beaver.!

  2. petit4chocolatier

    Oh my! Geraldine, these are gorgeous desserts! They all look so delicious 🙂

  3. Wow, I’m totally inspired by your holiday baking! It’s always fun when you have time to make several different batches of cookies- the lemon sandwich cookies look delicious!

  4. Wow, your desserts are so beautiful. Too beautiful to eat…oh, who am I kidding? I’d wolf all of this down in a heartbeat!

  5. Aww, I think your brownie wreaths are adorable!

  6. All looking delicious Geraldine 🙂

  7. Ohh my gosh, SO much amazingness!!

  8. wow your Christmas baking looks amazing, what a great variety of treats!!

  9. Your frosted brownie wreaths are adorable!! 🙂

  10. I know what you mean. This time of year is so over-whelming it’s ridiculous! The chocolate dipped pretzels are a great idea!

  11. I can’t believe how cute these brownie wreaths are!

  12. asimpleloveforfood

    I always make chocolate covered pretzels at Christmas too!! I haven’t made them yet but I can’t wait to! 🙂

  13. I have exactly the same crystal plate! Now I just need to make some cookies…

  14. I definitely know what its like to have a million ideas and completely run out of time! I will probably get more baking done after Christmas on the break.
    Love the lemon cookies!

  15. They all look so beautiful, especially the lemon sandwich cookies!!

  16. I love the wreaths! The bows are ADORABLE!

  17. I do the SAME thing! I still haven’t gotten through all the things I want to make for Christmas… and its over!

  18. I really relate to having so many baking goals at the beginning of the Christmas season and then only getting the basics done, but always thinking next year I will do better!


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