Baking for my family over the holidays

M&ms pretzel
Toffee
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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars
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Christmas sugar cookies.
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magic cookie bars
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Hershey's Christmas Kisses
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Peanut Butter Blossoms by Hershey's
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Decorative Tin Lid
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I usually bake something during the holidays.  My family likes peanut butter cookies with the Hershey kiss in the middle, also called Peanut Blossoms or Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies.  I also like to make Magic Cookie Bars.  My grandmother always made those.  They have coconut, nuts, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate.  So yummy.  And of course, I like to bake basic Christmas sugar cookies in festive shapes like stars, and reindeer with colored sugar sprinkles.  

My new idea this year is to bake a favorite for each person, wrap it in a decorative tin, and put it under the tree with the other gifts. 

Of course, I will have to keep my baking secret which may be hard.  I plan to do this for my husband, son and Mom.  For my husband I will make chocolate pecan bars.  They are a take on pecan pie.  My husband loves pecan pie.  For my son I am making pretzel M&M blondies.  Pretzel M&Ms are his favorite.  For my Mom I will make toffee.  This should be fun.  I hope it all comes out ok!

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  1. Good luck with all your baking! So far I have only made cracker toffee and some chocolate peppermint fudge. My kids are anxiously awaiting the Peanut Butter Blossoms as well :). Good Luck with your blog!

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