The 12 Days of Christmas Treats (2012)
*Note: If you’re looking for all the Christmas treats I’ve ever posted, you can find them on my Christmas Treats recipe page 🙂
If you’ve been around for awhile, you know that every year on December first I start my annual Christmas treat countdown. It’s called the 12 Days of Christmas treats, and each day for 12 days, I share a new recipe with you. I’ve been doing it for a few years now and I’ve amassed quite a collection of Christmas recipes. Since tomorrow is the official start of the 12 Days of Christmas Treats 2012, I figured that today we should take a quick look back at previous years.
The tradition started in 2009 with my first year of Christmas treats. I called it the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies and I completely overwhelmed myself. I didn’t start until after Thanksgiving, and I almost ran out of time to get 12 different cookie recipes in. Regardless, I finished the series and vowed to do better the following year. Click here for all the recipes from 2009. Featured recipes include:
In 2010, I was much more prepared. I renamed the tradition to refer to Christmas treats so that I could branch out into candy and fudge. I actually wish I had time to re-make all the recipes from 2010 because they were all so good! Decorating gingerbread men was probably the highlight – I should do that every year 🙂 Click here for all the recipes from 2010. Featured recipes include:
- Thick and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
- Cranberry Bliss Bars
- Cookie Dough Truffles
- Mint Chocolate Puddles
2011 was my best year yet. I shared some of my very favorite recipes and had everything done well in advance. This was the year that I started working part time, so I had plenty of time to bake and plan. Click here for all the recipes from 2011. Featured recipes include:
- Lofthouse Style Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies
- Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
- Chocolate Truffle Cookies
- Chocolate Drizzled Shortbread Bites
And now, 2012. I haven’t completely finished my baking, but I can already tell you that this year’s recipes are going to be awesome. Mike has loved every single one of them so far, and there have been a few that have become surprising favorites. I can’t predict yet what the best recipes will be, but I am guessing that glazed lemon cranberry cookies and peanut butter shortbread with salted chocolate will rank right up there near the top!
Stay tuned tomorrow for the first cookie recipe, and check back each day for a new one. Happy baking! 🙂
P.S. You can see all of my Christmas treat recipes from over the years in one place at this Christmas Cookies tag. Enjoy! And, as always, let me know if you try any and how you liked them.
Looks great! My sister and I are doing a 12 Days of Christmas cookies on our blog this year as well! My sister did all 12 cookies last year, but this year we are splitting it 50-50. Still a lot of baking! I look forward to reading your 2012 list.
I cannot wait, ookies are my biggest downfall. Let the extra Christmas weight begin. lol
I actually said, “Yay!!” out loud when I saw this email in my inbox lol. I look forward to seeing your Christmas recipes all year long and I’m so glad it’s finally back to that time! Oh, and this year I’m pregnant so I can eat it all without remorse. Right? 🙂
your comment made me laugh out loud! And yes, certainly no remorse for you 🙂
On this page there is a picture of a cookie with what look like cranberries I could not find that looks great.
It’s coming soon! It’s one of the recipes in this year’s list. Sorry for the confusion.
I can already tell I’m in trouble this Christmas season…. 😉
I was a new follower of your blog last year, and started reading just after you began the Christmas Cookie feature. I made the White Chocolate Gingerbread, Nutter Butter Balls, Candy Cane Biscotti and Chocolate Drizzled Shortbread Bites for my coworkers’ Christmas gifts. They were all AMAZING. Can’t wait to see what’s up your sleeve for 2012!!
I’m so glad you liked them! I hope this year’s cookies live up to your expectations 🙂
I loved this last year when you did it. I can’t wait to see what you have come up with this year!
What an amazing collection of Christmas goodies!! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2012 🙂
I have become an avid follower of your site in the last year or so and have yet to try a recipe from here that I didn’t like. Of the above goodies, I’ve made Cranberry Bliss bars (LOOOOVE), Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies (YUM), Oreo Balls and Chocolate Truffle Cookies (swoon). Can’t wait to see what you come up with this year as my holiday menu will probably center around your recipes. Keep up the good work! 🙂
Your comment was so sweet, thank you! 🙂 I hope you enjoy the cookies this year!