More Holiday Kitchen Gifts

So, if you’ve been following this blog this week, you know that I have been up to my ears in sugar and spice and lots of things VERY nice as I have been trying out all kinds of treats that are perfect for wrapping up and giving to near and dear ones for the holidays. And while I do love all these new recipes, it reminds me that I have some old favorites that are pretty delectable as well.  So just as a reminder, here are a few treats from Christmas Past, starting with one that is absolutely guaranteed to be a huge hit, and that is Cookie Truffles! Super-easy to make, and you can make them in either Chocolate Nutter-Butter variety (pictured above) or the equally wonderful White Chocolate Oreo version. Here’s the link:  Cookie Truffles

Now, for all you fudge fans out there, here’s the perfect marriage of fudge and the holidays…

…and that is Eggnog Fudge, with a little nutmeg sprinkled on top. And if you give it to your true love on a pretty holiday plate, you won’t even have to look around for any mistletoe.  
Here’s the link for this one: Eggnog Fudge

Next is a recipe that is SO fabulous, I actually had to make an entire secret batch for my sweet little sister last year and sneak it to her out of sight of the rest of the family. As she will tell you, this crunchy, salty, sweet, chocolate extravaganza is, um, well worth hiding from the rest of the gang!

It’s called Cookie Brittle, and you actually make it with not cookies but saltines, and you really MUST make it because it is crazily good. Here’s the link:  Cookie Brittle

And now that you have made all these delectable treats for everyone else, here’s one that you need to make for yourself. This is my most beloved recipe because it came to me from my grandmother, and it is – day in and day out – the single most popular recipe on my blog. So if you haven’t made them already, give yourself a gift from the kitchen… make them this holiday season, settle down with a cookie and a cup of tea, and you will know why they are my very favorite cookie. From me to you, my grandmother’s molasses cookies, with love.

Here’s the link: My Grandma’s Molasses Cookies

And now for the most important recipe of all this holiday season: Gather up your favorite people. Mix in some babies and grandparents and stir well. Wrap securely in hugs and sprinkle with kisses.

From my kitchen to yours – a sweet holiday season, my friends!

xox * Kate * xox


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  1. Stephanie says

    my 8th grade home ec. teacher taught me how to make that cookie brittle 20 years ago. i looooooooooooove it. but around here we call it white trash toffee.. 😉

    thanks for all the ideas. i love your blog.

  2. Joanne says

    I totally see myself making all of these for christmas. And probably taste testing way too many of them. My thighs thank you 😛

  3. Vicki says

    These ALL look fantastic! Never ever heard of eggnog fudge; it must be divine. Sweet picture of y'all with the baby.

  4. Kris @ says

    my hubby is now getting me a food processor so i can make the cookie truffles. He is very excited by both oreo and nutterbutter. So glad you shared the recipe.

    Oh and your header makes me want to go on vacation! i want to jump in a pool right now!

  5. Natasha says

    What a wonderful post, i'm going to get the ingredients to make your Grandmother's Molasses Cookies tomorrow! My husband and I are going to Vermont during the holidays so I looked up Sissy's Kitchen and if we're in the area we will definitely drop in!

  6. Kate Morgan Jackson says

    Cathy: the cookie truffle recipe makes about 36 truffles. Unless you are like me and eat unreasonable amounts of the dough while you are making them. :)

    Thanks for the sweet words, everyone! xoxo

  7. Lissy says

    Just found your blog today and have already tried your Grandma's Molasses Cookies. I couldn't resist. They are so delicious I had to do a small post about them, hope you don't mind.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Molly says

    You've saved my life. These Molasses cookies are just what the doctor ordered for my cookie swap this week. Not only do they seem simple enough even I CAN Bake them… but I have everything already in my kitchen! Woo Hoo.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

  9. ruthie says

    I’m trolling your cookie recipes and reading this post just gave me a Christmas pang. Imagine, it’s not even two months past and I’m apparently ready to go again. LOL! Now, if I can just bottle some of that spirit in case of a future shortfall, I’ll be all ready for this year’s Christmas!


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