Happy first weekend of December!

I hope that the month is off to a wonderful start. Our kids were THRILLED to see snowflakes here and there over the last week. After a winter without any significant snow last year, we are all rooting for a few good snowstorms this year 😄

If you’re in the throes of holiday shopping, a quick reminder that all of my gift guides have been updated:

Wishing you the absolute best weekend enjoying your favorite things as we head into this joyful season ❤️

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

The Ultimate List of Christmas Baking Ideas – This is the ULTIMATE LIST of Christmas baking ideas for Christmas cookies, candy, bar desserts, cakes, and bread. All of my favorites, all in one place. There are tons of can’t-miss December recipes for epic cookie trays!

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Best-Ever Cut-Out Sugar Cookies – The BEST cut-out sugar cookies! No softening butter, no chilling dough, they bake up super soft and never spread. Your go-to recipe! 

Cut-out sugar cookies in the shape of hearts and stars with buttercream frosting and sprinkles.

YOUR Favorites! Bestsellers November 2023 – The things you loved the most of all the things I shared in November!

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Friday Things #501 – Thanksgiving food, Christmas shopping, texting a friend, waking up early, music, TV, and more…

Little girl with her eyes closed taking a bite out of a piece of pumpkin pie.

1. Classic Beef Chili Recipe

2. Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

3. Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

4. Grandma’s Banana Nut Bread

5. Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

1. Large Silicone Dough Rolling Mat

2. Kate Spade Stud Earrings

3. Chip Clips (Pack of 16)

4. Clorox ToiletWand System

5. Gimme Beauty Hair Ties

This Time in Years Past…

These recipes hit the site during this same week in previous years…

2020: Buche de Noel / Nuts and Bolts Snack Mix

2017: Coffee and Doughnuts Trifle

2015: Peppermint Bark / Seven-Layer Bars

2014: Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies / Crock Pot Peanut Clusters

2013: Taffy Apple Salad

2012: Homemade Twinkies / Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

2011: Chocolate Chip Cookie & Oreo Fudge Brownie Bars / Chubby Hubby Truffles / Eggnog Cheesecake Bars / Classic Gingerbread Cake

2010: Empire Cookies

What I Bookmarked This Week

Peanut Butter Blossom Bars – all the same taste of the cookies but without scooping and rolling!

So cozy! >> One Pot French Onion Soup Pasta

More delicious comfort food >> Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Bring on the Christmas cookies! >> Vanilla Hot Chocolate Molten Cookies

So pretty! >> Spumoni Cake

Have a delicious weekend!