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roundup from the archives: 31 ideas for Winter and Christmas treats and sweets


Since the stores have had Christmas stuff out since before Halloween, I suppose I can update my SEASONAL button and share all these winter and Christmas-themed sweets and treats from archives. I not-so-secretly don’t mind the early arrival of Christmas, by the way, seeing as it’s my all-time favorite holiday. Oh yes, fellow Washington DCites, I turn on 97.1 the second the round-the-clock Christmas music starts and I keep it on that station until December 26th. That’s why my daughter knows so many Christmas songs.

I have so many winter and Christmas treats and sweets, I better group them by theme. Here are just some of my favorites from over the years:



Of course, I must start with the most famous-est cookie I’ve ever decorated (the cookie is famous, I am not, since no one knows I made the original here five years ago). The MELTING SNOWMAN COOKIE!! Maybe that needs another exclamation point. That melting snowman cookie kit you’ll see in Target? My idea. (Nope, I get no credit or income from that. But I do get to see it stare at me on the shelves. Yay.)




sparkly bright snowflakessimple wreaths,  easy sparkly ornamentsRudolph pops, candy canes,    Christmas presentsChristmas tree pops,  Santa’s belly pops,  frosty cranberry cookies.


Snowmen, snowwomen, snowfamilies.


Assemble-your-own-snowman giftsnowman marshmallow popsOreo Cakester snowmenmustachioed snowmen,  easy snowman pops,  our snowman family.





Hershey’s toffee fudgeNorth Pole cupcakes,  hot cocoa stirrerschocolate Christmas tree pops, chocolate candy cane popspetits fours.





Gingerbread kids,  gingerbread house pops,   gingerbread wreaths,   gingerbread sewing cottagegingerbread swizzle sticks, gingerbread snowflake sandwiches.





Candy stick cookies,  bite-size holiday cookiessnowman hot cocoa gift.


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  1. Posted November 21, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Shoot! I just saw the “Melty Snowman” cookie kit on Zulily today and was hoping against hope that you were credited for it and were receiving some financial compensation :(

  2. Posted November 21, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    oh how i LOVE everything here! :)

  3. meaghanmountford
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    Alas… wouldn’t that be wonderful? On the bright side, I don’t think it will be a million dollar money maker. But still… a few dimes would have been nice :).

  4. meaghanmountford
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Eileen! I ship decorated cookies with great success. Let the cookies dry well overnight, then I package them individually in cello bags, tied tightly with ribbon. The smaller bits and pieces can be packaged in a single layer in a single cello bag. Then, I lay them in the box with loads of bubble wrap and popcorn. The key is, when you seal up the box, shake it! You should here ZERO movement. Not the tiniest bit. Put your ear right up to that box and make sure you hear zippo. Hope this helps!

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