Basically, I've hit a comfy point with our Christmas sweet-making. In general, and particularly this year, I've found I don't feel like branching out to new feats of confectionery wonderment at the holidays--just our family classics, please-and-thank-you.
And again, last weekend I was fortunate enough to have an eager, almost-thirteen-year-old (Sweet Sister) around to help with the heavy lifting. She and Sweet Husband did the standing parts, I did the sitting parts, and between the lot of us we got a batch of Christmas goody plates ready for delivery and made enough peanut butter balls to keep us stockpiled through the new year.
Here are the recipes: