Christmas cookies!

I took two kinds of cookies to Mike’s work holiday party in an attempt to make friends, and it totally worked.

If you haven’t started your holiday baking yet, might I make a few suggestions?

Chocolate Suzies
Because if love isn’t a Reese’s peanut butter cup nestled inside a chocolate chip cookie, I don’t know what is.

Glammed up peanut blossoms
A traditional cookie made special with dark chocolate kisses and raw sugar crystals.

• Candy stripe cookie sticks
Make Martha proud this year.

Sugar cookies
If you opt for frosting out of a can, I won’t tell.

• Pepparkakor
I saw these in the IKEA cookbook so they must be legit!

• Red velvet sandwiches
Everyone else is doing red velvet cupcakes. Be different.

Peanut butter ball cookies
I am thinking about making these “million dollar cookies” right now.

Chocolate crinkles
Yum, yum, yum, and yum. ‘Nuff said.

I could keep going, but if you want more recipes just head over to my recipe archive.

Also, I would love to see some of your holiday cookie recipes, so please share in the comments!

Those twinkling lights

I don’t have the steadiest hand at nighttime photos, but I thought I should at least attempt to show you how pretty the lights look from our backyard and bedroom window at night.

If only the sound of the BART train whooshing by every 20 minutes was as romantic…