This week’s Baked Sunday Mornings challenge is for Buckeyes – the state candy of Ohio. These delicious treats require no baking at all.
Every year, we all gather at my mother’s house to make a variety of Christmas cookies. This was one of my selections for this year. I have to give my brother credit for helping me roll the peanut butter balls & devising a way to dip them in chocolate without crumbling them, or leaving puncture marks. We had fun sitting at our mom’s kitchen singing Christmas songs and making cookies. In addition to the Buckeyes, which were a particular favorite of my step-father who hails from Ohio, we made: Spritz, Fudge, 2 kinds of Shortbread, some un-pronounceable German Almond Cookies, Chocolate-dipped Orange Biscotti, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and Peanut Butter Cookies with Kisses in the middle.
|A little bit of everything!|
The Buckeyes gained quick favor in my family where chocolate and peanut butter are a winning combination! They aren’t hard to make, they just take time. My brother & I made a double batch and pronounced them, “Better than Reese’s.”
This is the last Baked post of 2011, so I’m wishing a Merry Christmas to my fellow bakers! May you enjoy all the blessings of the season and have an inspired New Year!
|Gifts for friends!|
|Christmas comes to Middleton Place, Charleston, S.C.|