Calling all cooking bees: Need ideas on Christmas treats for the family

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Mrslovebug:  I usually do some kind of salty or spicy nut to balance out all the sweet. I also make the Mexican wedding cake cookies, fudge, peanut butter balls, Oreo truffles, and chocolate chip cookies or Congo bars.

The thing to keep on mind about diabetics is that even sugar free baked goods have tons of carbs and that’s still sugar. Same goes for dried fruit. 

Post # 4
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1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Mrslovebug:  Have you ever done decorated sugar cookies? They are really fun and look professional but aren’t too difficult. This is the tutorial I used when I first made them:http://iambaker.net/christmas-cookies-cookie-recipe

She links to her tutorial on icing the cookies as well. She has tons of ideas on there including an ugly sweater cookie! http://iambaker.net/?s=ugly+sweater

I’ll have to think about the other ones. 

Post # 6
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320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Tagging in to hear all the ideas! 

Post # 7
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Butter cookies and italian wedding cookies can easily be made Christmas-y with the right sprinkles… and they are DELICIOUS. I’m getting ready to make about 675 MILLION batches… and then some for my family as well 😉

Post # 8
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8426 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Mrslovebug:  Are you doing anything savory?  White cheddar cheese straws with red pepper flakes look incredibly festive.  I also like doing red velvet cake pops, they keep for a long time and they look gorgeous with a white coating and the red center.

Post # 9
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

How about some cookie butter puppy chow? Cheap, yummy, and easy.
http://sharedappetite.com/cookie-butter-puppy-chow-aka-sandy-buddies/
(Have you ever had cookie butter? It’s DIVINE)

I am a low-to-no sugar person (I can’t even tolerate artificial sugar, so if it’s in there I can’t eat it), and I think I’d appreciate some homemade granola, some dried dates, maybe some pretzels or graham crackers (dipped in dark chocolate?),

Here’s a few low-sugar recipes that I found (but have never tried myself, might need to make them soon though – yum!):
Vegan chocolate tart truffles:
http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/cacao-and-walnut-holiday-truffles/
Vegan Gingerbread cookies:
http://www.wholeheartedeats.com/2013/12/gingerbread-cookies.html
No sugar added peanut butter chocolate fudge:
http://goodnessgreen.com/healthiest-peanut-butter-chocolate-fudge-dairy-sugar/

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