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Christmas Shortbread Bites!

Christmas shortbread bites

These Christmas shortbread bites (foreground) from All Foods, All Drinks, All Love, are festive and tasty – and they’re soooo easy to make..

At our house, at least, it’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas, ¬†with all the baking going on!

Rachel’s pictures at her blog are much prettier than mine, but the results are the same. Her shortbread bites are easy and delicious and very festive.

via Christmas Shortbread Bites!.

The soft cookies in the background are brown sugar cookies. They are also quite good. I used Grandma Brown’s Brown Sugar Drop Cookies¬†recipe from Allrecipes.com for those.

I made these and the peppermint bark below (also from Allrecipes) during a midnight baking and candy making marathon because I had a sick teen in the house and was up anyway. However, they are also kid-friendly. They’d be great for teacher presents, or simply as a way to spend some time with your child or children, having fun.

Merry Christmas!

peppbarkMidnight baking and candy making produced this peppermint bark, some brown sugar cookies, and Christmas shortbread crumbles. The first batch is for teacher gifts, in thanks for the selfless work they do, day in and day out. (We’ll throw some extras in for Dan, the bus driver. Imagine if your job was to drive all the children, kindergarten through 12th grade, on a rural router of 15 miles or so, to their various schools and back every day. Daily pandemonium. I don’t know how he does it.)

Merry Christmas.