24 Days of Christmas Baking 2011 Edition

November has been quite the month! This Christmas baking marathon has been keeping things busy. Everything from baking, to getting nice photos and then posting the recipe, it all has been hectic but, oh so much fun!

Below is the collection of all the cookies and squares from the past 24 days. You can click on any image to go to the post with the recipe. My hope is that these posts inspire you in your Christmas baking!

I hope that you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS

There is also a 2012 Edition with 24 more cookies, squares and Christmas treats!! Click 24 Days of Christmas Baking 2012 Edition to see those.

Click on an image below to see the post and recipe for that cookie!

Santa’s Whiskers

Lemon Meltaways

Cafe Mocha Cookies

Caramel and Chocolate Oatmel Bars

Pecan Snowballs

Chocolate with Almonds and Dried Blueberries

Skor Squares

Egg Nog Snickerdoodles

Chocolate Mint Oreo Cups

Chewy Ginger Raisin Cookie

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

White Chocolate Cherry

Mint Swirl Cookies

Rocky Road Tassies


Bird’s Nest Cookies

Gossamer Spice Cookies

Butter Pecan Tassies

Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Turtle Squares

Rosemary Cranberry Shortbread

Lemon Bars

Cappuccino Nanaimo Bars



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  • Looking forward to it-one of the best traditions of Christmas is all the wonderful baked treats!

  • I’ll be looking for them! I remember some of those tasty treats at a staff party at your place one night! Hmmmmm!

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  • An awesome accomplishment for sure. A lot of people who don’t blog don’t realize how much time goes into all of this.

    • Thanks curt. It is a lot of work. But oh so worth it!! 🙂

  • You are my hero! Look at these yummy recipes! So many to choose from. I can’t wait to try some of these 🙂

  • That is an awesome assortment of cookies — such a pretty “plateful” photo, too! I liked Curt’s comment above (and your reply) — it’s really a labor of love, isn’t it? But that’s what Christmas is all about. 🙂

    • It truly is a lobour of love, but I really do enjoy making them. We put together trays of the cookies and give them to neighbours, the kid’s teachers and coaches etc. It is so nice to give something homemade. And people really seem to appreciate it.

  • I’m so glad you did this round up, Steve! I’ve spotted a couple I’ve missed and would LOVE (turtle squares and Skor squares). You’ve been busy!

    • Thanks Liz. It is nice to have this round up. It will be handy for future years as well. The turtle and Skor squares eh?? You found my wife’s favs!

  • Great recipes! I’m starting my baking this weekend, so will have to give a few of your cookies a try!

    • Awesome! Let me know which ones you try and how they turn out!

  • That’s a lot of baking! Wowza!

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  • Steve, I just wanted to let you know I made the chewy ginger raisin and also the lemon meltaways and they both turned out great. I took some yesterday to a get together and had some good comments. Thanks.

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    • Hi Phyllis! So glad to hear from you and I am happy that those cookies turned out well. Those are two of my favs. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas,

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  • It´s a big tradition in the Czech Republic! Each family makes a lot of really tiny Christmas cookies. There are thousands of recipes and everybody has his favorite. I´m living alone so I usually bake just about 10 kinds, but I know families where more that 30 kinds are baked. Several years ago I had an English friend who worked here in Prague and each Christmas I baked a big box for him as well. Together with mine it was more than 12 kg! He took it to England for Christmas. I was told they were very popular among his family and friends and disappeared from plates in sound speed! lol

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  • Sorry for my mistakes: I LIVE alone so usually bake just about 10 kinds, but I know families where more THAN 30 kinds are baked. Didn´t read it before posting; I apologize….

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