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The recipe that I was hoping to post a few days ago didn’t quite work out as planned. I thought about trying again or making something else, but there is currently a giant mound of cookies in the kitchen left over from a party. Sounds like a good time for a round-up post, right?

I always enjoy making and giving gifts of the edible variety, so I perused the internet for some ideas in case anyone else just realized that Christmas was NEXT WEEK. The photos are from here and the links are mostly to blogs of friends and fellow Austinites.


Chocolate Cranberry Bark by The District Chocoholic
Cookie Dough Bark by The District Chocoholic
Dark Chocolate Fudge with Sea Salt by Stetted
Great Grandma’s Peanut Butter Balls by The Hill Country Cook
Kahlua Pecan Fudge by Gourmet Veggie Mama
Peppermint Marshmallows by Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking
Pretzel Turtles by Sarafina’s Kitchen
Rum Balls by Coseppi Kitchen
Sea Salt Caramel Candy by The Comfort of Cooking
Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark by Endless Simmer


Biscoff Blossoms by Sugarfoot Eats
Corn Flour Cookies by Yes, more please!
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti in Peppermint Chocolate by MJ and Hungryman
Eggnog Cookies by Red, White and Blueberries
Mady’s French Raisin Cookies by Mary Makes Dinner
Peppermint Nutella Crinkle Cookies by Addicted 2 Recipes
Piroulines by The Kitchen Trials
Pistachio + Plum Jam Thumbprint Cookies by of agates and madeleines
Rainbow Cookies by Cookie Madness
Rosemary Lemon Cornmeal Cookies by Austin Gastronomist
Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Cookies by The Foodette
Scotch Shortbread by Hilah Cooking


Baklava – one of my favorite treats to make, and featured in Local Savour‘s 12 Days of Holiday Cookies

Not Quite Cookies:

Brown Butter & Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats by noobcakes
Chocolate Gingerbread Bars by Food Librarian
Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares by Local Savour
Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars by Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide
Espresso + Black Walnut Madeleines by of agates and madeleines
Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats by Kitchen Concoctions
Gram’s Pecan Squares by Butter Lust
Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies by The Comfort of Cooking
Samoas Bars by Cookie Madness

Things in Jars:

Apple Cranberry Jam by Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide
Chipotle-Honey Granola by aneelee
Clumpy Cranberry Spice Granola by Clockwork Lemon
Homemade Devil’s Food Cake Mix by Stetted
Spiced Nuts, Jerk Seasoning, and Lizard Sauce by The Clothes Make the Girl
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix by Kitchen Concoctions
Red Pepper Jelly by Clockwork Lemon
Whole Wheat Beer Bread Mix by Austin Gastronomist

What are some of your favorite treats to gift? Do you enjoy making lists instead of actually getting things done, too?