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Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 10/12 ~ Christmas Treats

Hi friends, I’m hoping you all had a great weekend.  How many of you knock yourselves out doing Christmas baking?  I’m not much of a baker on the best of days so my strategy is not to get too carried away with too many recipes.  And I try to stick with REALLY easy recipes each year to keep the flub factor to a minimum.  Remember the cake pops disaster of last year?  You’d think I’d just stick with tried and true recipes considering my failure rate but nope I never learn my lesson apparently lol.

So here’s some recipes that look pretty easy that I’m considering for this year:

Merry Christmas Pretzels

Candy Cane Kissed Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Crushed Candy Canes

Plus there are many fun recipes collected in these posts:

Twenty Five Christmas Candy Recipes

50 Delicious Cookies for Santa

I keep my recipes organized using this simple Holiday Baking List printable I created below.  I keep it along with the printed recipes in my Christmas Planner.

You are welcome to print and use it yourself if you’d like.

What treats are you baking?

Have a wonderful week, don’t forget to slow down to watch some cheesy Christmas movies!! :)

My Weekly Menu:

Monday:  Cheesy Beef Burritos

Tuesday:  40 Clove Garlic Chicken (family favorite!) served with mashed potatoes and broccoli

Wednesday:  Italian Beef Sandwiches

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Quick & Easy Homemade Pizza

Saturday:  Creamy Brown Butter & Ham Baked Pasta

Sunday:  YOYO (you’re on your own!)


Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.

More family favorite recipes here.

Don’t forget to join the growing Menu Plan Monday Facebook Page!!

 One of my favorite menu planning resources:

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat


19 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 10/12 ~ Christmas Treats”
  1. 1
    Rita says:

    The pictures always do the menu justice! Have a wonderful week.

  2. 2

    Your cookies look amazing, especially the chocolate oozing out of the Hot Cocoa Cookie. Thanks for hosting the menu plan linkie. It’s helped our grocery budget a lot.

  3. 3

    Those pretzel recipes look great! {Read: EASY :) } I am adding them to my list :)

  4. 4

    The treats looks yummy! Thanks for hosting Laura!

  5. 5

    Oh, those Hot Cocoa cookies look sooooo good! Thanks for hosting again! :)

  6. 6
    Lindsay says:

    I need to come up with a good treat for our ladies ornament exchange at church and those little candy cane kissed cookies look perfect!

  7. 7

    I love chocolate covered pretzels and those look fantastic! I do like to bake but it seems I am always running out of time this time of year so chocolate pretzels seem perfect.

    I posted my menu plan which includes pictures (and links to recipes) from my HUGE freezer cooking day yesterday. I love having a freezer full of meals but the bad thing is I can barely walk today :)

    Have a great week Laura!

  8. 8

    I always try 1 new recipe…sometimes it’s a hit, sometimes it’s a flop. I make chocolate covered pretzels every year but never thought to try the colored sugars or icing. We usually add crushed nuts to the chocolate ones. I’m going to give mine a little more flare this year!

  9. 9

    Loving the pretzel rods! Those look so pretty. Unlike mine.

  10. 10

    Good morning, Laura! It’s baking week at our house, too. :) We’ll be making some of these tried-and-true favorites:

    Though they all aren’t as easy as dipping pretzels (which I love, but my husband doesn’t…), they’re still pretty simple – I like to do a lot of bar cookies to cut down on he time factor.

    Have a fun week :)

  11. 11

    Your menu looks great this week, Laura! I can’t wait to try the Creamy Brown Butter and Ham Baked Pasta. :-)

    I think I may give those Hot Cocoa Cookies a whirl, too! They look fabulous!

    Have a great week!

  12. 12
    Jean says:

    All those treats look so good! I’m hoping to maybe just make some cookie dough this week so I have it ready for baking next week.

  13. 13

    Yum! These treats look amazing. One of my favorite quick and easy treats are pretzel turtles – They’re always a crowd pleaser.

  14. 14

    I’m making some of my Candy Dipped Shortbread Bites

    as well as Peanut Butter cookies. I also plan to decorate some sugar cookies with my girls.

    Thanks for hosting & have a great week.

  15. 15

    Looks good! This is the season to satisfy our sweet tooth. I have collected the recipe for Christmas Dessert

  16. 16

    I’m SO EXCITED you’re going to be trying the Creamy Brown Butter & Ham Pasta – its delicious!! Thanks for sharing with your readers:)

    Blue Skies & Blessings, Lindsey

  17. 17

    Thanks for featuring my Merry Christmas Pretzels!

  18. 18
    Ali says:

    Thank you so much for including my Candy Cane Kisses cookies. They really are delicious and you can swap out a different flavor of kiss chocolates if you prefer, or even just skip the chocolate if you don’t have any on hand and just the cookie itself rolled around in the colored sugar is pretty and really tasty :) I am off to check out all of these awesome links. Have a great week.

  19. 19

    HOly Cow, the Hot Cocoa Cookies look like they are to die for! Crud.. just what I need… more sugar. ;-)