I love baking for the holidays. Some years I start so early in November, that I end up having to do a second batch of everything, just to have goodies for the actual holiday.
Some favorites are made each year, only for the holiday; Cherry Chews, Naniamo Bars, McIntosh Marshmallows, shortbread, sugar cookies. Others are made year round, like Peanut Butter Squares. Over the years I have tried new recipes each year, some have stayed around, like snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies, macaroons, stain glass windows, and others are never to be make again (gingerbread anything).
This year has been so hectic, and since I am only now starting my holiday baking the assortment will be smaller than normal.
2009 Holiday Baking
The linkes recipies for the Naniamo bars and the Peanut Butter Squares are similar to mine but not the same. Those and the Cherry Chew recipe are closely guarded secrets.