Christmas Confections Today!

I slept rather late this morning. So COLD here! Well, cold compared to yesterday morning. But a beautiful clear, sunny day so, today will be Christmas Confection making! Rachel and Hannah are finishing up some shopping today and visiting with Oldest Daughter. So Benjamin and I will be the confectioners for today. Confiseurs if you like! On today’s list:
Cocoa Fudge
White Christmas Fudge (recipe given previously)
Martha Washington Candy
Date Nut Roll (recipe given previously)

Closer to our celebration, I would like to make some Meringues. As you know Louisiana if VERY humid and especially this time of year and I dont want to have a sticky blob of Meringues so I will wait till closer to time.

Tomorrow we will begin baking and freezing cookies. We will make loads of cut-outs, freeze them and then on Friday have a HUGE cookie decorating party. Who am I kidding? Rachel will decorate them. Here’s a peek from previously made cookies by Rachel:

I will post some pictures and recipes later on. The holidays are fast approaching! Gotta get busy!

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I am loving your “Christmas Traditions” cookbook.

Saturday afternoon, my husband and I got in the kitchen and used your recipe for Peanut Butter Fudge. It is soooooo good.

I plan on finding another one of your recipes to make today.

Thank you for a wonderful family cookbook.



Since you have so much more experience then I at baking, I have a question for you. I made (all by myself, not the prepacked kind!) some sugar cookies yesterday that we will be icing and decorating today…how long do they stay good for? A week? Few days? The reason I ask is b/c I’d like to get a start on some more that I will need for Christmas eve and day.
TIA~ Kristi
P.s. I’m in Baton Rouge, LA


A few days (3-5) – but what you can do is what I am doing: Making the cookies, freezing until we are ready to decorate them. I will bake mine tomorrow, take them out Friday morning, and Rachel will decorate them when they come to room temperature…Friday afternoon.

If you choose not to freeze them, be sure they are in an airtight container.

Good luck! & Happy Holidays

We begin our baking/candy making tomorrow. We will deliver all of our goodies by the end of the week. We’re having really cold, dry weather here, so it should be perfect for our holiday fun.

Your goodies sound delicious.

Love the cookies. They’re so pretty. I don’t know how you manage to get it all done!!! I am amazed!


Those cookies look wonderful!