CONTENDERS FOR MY 2015 HOLIDAY COOKIE TRAYS

Every year I make holiday cookie trays for my friends and family, and every year they get slightly more ridiculous.
  1. Buckeye brownies
    Too rich for my blood but people lose their minds over these, especially in Ohio.
  2. Homemade fudge rounds
    One of my favorites. Also those cookies are made using boxed cake mix. Total win.
  3. Cranberry orange shortbread
    I love shortbread. And everything can't be chocolate.
  4. Chocolate pine cones
    New additions for 2015. They're so twee but I DGAF.
  5. Shortbread hedgehogs
    Made these last year. Cute as hell. Also delicious.
  6. Sugar cookie mittens
    Same recipe I've been making since I was a kid. Secret ingredient? Sour cream.
  7. Rum cakes
    My mom's recipe. They're boozy and wonderful. Non-negotiable.
  8. Salted caramel cookie bars
    Salty sweet. A popular request from my friends on their birthdays.
  9. Peanut butter blossoms
    My favorite Christmas cookie. Also super easy.
  10. Poinsettia sugar cookie platter
    Let's be real, I'm only going to do this for work or for Christmas Eve, not everyone. But so cute.