Wow, I can’t believe it’s the last Saturday before Christmas weekend! I guess next Saturday technically counts too, but we have our Christmas celebration with my dad’s family that day, so I’m counting that as part of the Christmas holiday. We have *almost* all of our shopping done, still need to fill in a few bits and pieces, and I’m hoping to do a little baking next week.

My husband and I went out last night for dinner and then drove around tons of neighborhoods on our way home looking at Christmas lights and listening to Christmas music. A perfect little night out! What do you have going on this weekend?

As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week, the most shared recipes, my Sunday dinner menu, and recipes I’ve bookmarked from other blogs. Enjoy!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Cookbooks – The 2017 gift guide series continues with all of my favorite cookbooks!

A collage of cookbooks featured in a 2017 holiday gift guide.

Oreo Balls – This recipe for Oreo balls (or Oreo truffles, if we’re being fancy) is a total classic and a must for holiday cookie trays! Oreo crumbs + cream cheese + dipped in chocolate = heaven.

An Oreo truffle ball with a bite taken out.

Lemon-Chocolate Chip Soft Biscotti – An old recipe from my grandma full of traditional flavors and perfect for gifting over the holidays!

Soft biscotti sliced and laying on parchment paper.

The Best Snickerdoodle Recipe – This is the BEST snickerdoodle recipe you’ll ever find! Slightly thick, super chewy, and loaded with cinnamon-sugar… a holiday classic!

A display of snickerdoodle cookies on a dark serving plate.

Friday Things – Snow, online shopping, cheese boards, Christmas specials, and more!

This Week’s New Recipe Video!

This crazy popular holiday recipe is nothing more than peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. A classic and so easy!

To see the full recipe, head over to the blog post >> PEANUT BUTTER BUCKEYES

Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. No Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

2. Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters

3. Classic Beef Chili

4. Buffalo Chicken Dip

5. Snickerdoodle Fudge

Sunday Dinner Menu

Chicago-style deep dish pizza
Tossed salad

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes and posts from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like, too:

So festive! >> Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

I’ve never made legit toffee, so totally bookmarking tips for perfect homemade English toffee and adding it to my baking list.

This homemade apple strudel is perfection!

Christmas dessert? Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

Also a Christmas dessert contender! >> White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Have a delicious weekend!