Chocolate Peppermint Spoons: Festive plastic spoons dipped in chocolate candy coating then dusted with crushed peppermints.
Tonight we’re having our little tree-trimming party here at Stringtown Rising Farm–me and 52 and the teenagers, pigging out on homemade pizza and fudge brownies, decking the halls with homemade ornaments and downing all the leftover rum and bourbon. I’m just kidding! About the teenagers, anyway……. My dining room table is an assembly line of cookie ornaments and homemade gifts. I’ll be packing up gift baskets with some combination chosen from the below items, depending on the recipient.
I’m compiling the whole list here of what’s going out in Santa’s sleigh from the beating heart of Old Stringtown, with links to the posts with instructions, in case you missed one or are still looking for a last-minute fun and frugal idea–and some of these gifts really can be made at the last minute! Including the ones I’m adding in this post–the Vanilla Peppermint Pretzels and Chocolate Peppermint Spoons.
Old Stringtown Holiday Gift Guide 2008:
Wild Bird Suet
Chocolate Peppermint Spoons (see top of post)
Grandmother Bread–White and Raisin
Dump Cake Mix
Funnel Cake Mix
Homemade Baking Mix
Shoo-Fly pies (baked in pretty thrift store pie plates the recipients can keep)
Homemade Dough Enhancer
Vanilla Peppermint Pretzels (see bottom of post)
Winter Citrus Potpourri
Homemade Vanilla Extract
Drunken Rum Cake (I decided to try these out for gifts as Mini Drunken Orange Cakes–replacing the rum in the recipe for orange juice and baking them in mini-loaf pans with a slice of orange decorating the top of each one)
Also, of course, a variety of homemade jams.
And you know everything comes with a cookie ornament gift tag!
Vanilla Peppermint Pretzels: Small pretzel twists dipped in vanilla candy coating and sprinkled with crushed peppermints.
P.S. Don’t forget a 2009 Chickens in the Road Calendar!
Clover: “Would you shut up about your calendar already, woman!”
“Where is my holiday? Where is my festivity? WHERE IS MY COOKIE ORNAMENT?”