Choosing what I would make was the torturous part. I succeeded in holding off making anything until this past week, but that gave me a full two weeks after Thanksgiving to ruminate about which treats would make my short list. And because it would be a short list, I decided to stick with our family's favorites instead of trying anything new this year.
After agonizing, emailing friends and discussing it with my sister I finally hung the prized list on the fridge. I felt like I was hanging up one of those class or race rosters where, in this case, cookies and treats of all sorts would surround the posted list checking to see if their name appeared and in what order they would be made if it did. Some would turn away hanging their sweet, albeit inadequate, heads. Others would stand proud.
Peanut Blossoms with Dark Chocolate Kisses
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies with chocolate chunks (my very favorite cookie)
Gingerbread Cookies Dipped in Chocolate