On Friday night I had a party at my house, the theme of which was ‘Cookies and Cocktails for Christmas, Chaunukah and Kwaanza.’ Based on the cookie exchange parties that my mom and her friends had when I was a child, plus more alcohol and profanity. Or perhaps my mom’s parties had just as much of both, but after my bed time.
But before I indulge you with posts of the chatter and cheer that filled my house once the party started, I feel the need to tell you that my treats were prepared on Thursday, the night before the party. I’m a working girl, I have to plan ahead!
When purusing through my holiday recipes, I felt lucky to discover that one of my favorite treats, Corn Flake Wreaths, also happens to be gluten-free. For any of you out there, ie: my friend Jen, who have Celiac’s disease, please know that I am become quite fluent in GF baking (see that? acronyms even!) and other dietary restrictions. Gluten or no gluten, these things are a delight, although I admit that I made about four actual wreaths and then about a dozen circular type shapes. Getting the whole in the middle of those things was very cumbersome! Also, Ms. Leina’s friendly suggestion for ‘more cinnamon candies’ will be taken seriously, despite the fact that the recipe calls for only a couple per treat. So here’s what to do:
Each of the girls took home a bucket filled with the amazing variety of delicious treats. In addition to the above mentioned we had Fuzz Balls, Elra’s Meringue, swirly peanut butter and chocolate homemade candy, Smith’s cookies, the classic peanut butter cookie, brownies and homemade donuts. Yes, I said homemade donuts. And they were still warm when Kim arrived with them in tow!
Thanks for a lovely night ladies. Eat your heart out.