Oh, the Holidays – the time of year when it’s okay to eat a cookie or two before bed and a piece of fudge for breakfast!  Why not?  You’re going to lose all of those unwanted pounds right after the New Year, right?

If you feel like taking an afternoon to bake-up a storm, here are some delicious treats to hand out to your friends and family this year.

Butter and Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Homemade Popcorn Seasoning

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Homemade Fudge

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Baking!

*photos courtesy of The Food Network, Atlantis Home, Kraft, & All Recipes