Day 4 – Make Goody Plates

by Kelsey Norwood

in Celebrations, Routines, & Traditions,Food

Bake up some Christmas treats and make goody plates to deliver to friends and neighbors. This activity is one of my favorites – I enjoy baking and I especially like making pretty desserts. Delivering your freshly baked treats saves you from eating them and spreads holiday cheer.

Here are some Kraft Foods recipes for some delicious, beautiful, and easy desserts.

Chocolate-Dipped Snowballs
Marbled Chocolate Treats
mint_thins.jpgMint Thins reindeer sugar cookiesMom’s Sugar Cookies

Here are two more of my favorite holiday treat recipes:


Boil 1 c. sugar and 1 c. corn syrup. Remove from heat.
Add 1 c. peanut butter. Stir.
Add 6 c. Rice Crispies cereal.
Pour and press into greased 9×13 pan.
Melt 2 c. chocolate chips in microwave (do in 30 second intervals, stirring in between). Spread melted chocolate mixture over Rice Crispies mixture.
Allow to cool until chocolate has hardened.

Monster Cookies

1 lb. butter/margarine
5 1/4 c. peanut butter
4 1/2 c. brown sugar
4 c. granulated sugar
1 T. corn syrup
8 T. baking soda
1 dozen eggs
1 T. vanilla
1 – 12 oz. package chocolate chips
1 – 16 oz. package M&Ms
18 c. rolled oatsBake 10 minutes at 375 degrees.So this recipe makes a lot of cookies, but if you’re doing lots of goody plates, that’s a good thing. I usually cut this recipe in half and it’s perfect. This cookie is one of my favorites because it’s definitely desserty and yummy but it’s also kind of healthy with all the peanut butter and oats, kind of granola bar/energy bar -ish.Enjoy!


1 Vicki A December 4, 2008 at 9:21 am


I tried to click on each of the four cookies that you showed today but it says “nothing found”. Was it supposed to take us to the recipe? I would love to see the recipes for these, they look yummy! Thanks.

2 Christie December 4, 2008 at 10:30 am

I am having the same problem and was ever so hopeful to see the chocloate dipped snowball recipe. I can’t even find it at the kraft link. :(

3 Sandy December 4, 2008 at 11:33 am

The Scotcharoos are one of my families favorites as well, but my recipe is a little different. Instead of doing two cups of Chocolate chips, we do 1 cup of Chocolate chips and 1 cup of butterscotch chips. Very yummy! Thanks for the ideas.

4 Jeannine Sheridan December 8, 2008 at 11:20 am

I can’t wait to try these recipes! Thanks!

5 Misty December 8, 2008 at 12:10 pm

I am going to try to make more homemade goodies this year for my family and friends! I am really going to TRY!!! Thanks for some great ideas!

6 melita December 8, 2008 at 2:13 pm

i love getting the kraft emails and especially the holiday cookie ones (by the way, wasn’t able to access them through the link). Thanks for the Mint Thin one! I was actually looking for it!

7 Becky Smith December 10, 2008 at 2:30 pm

I love to make treats for neighbors-it makes my house smell good and I get my 5 year old to help so we have fun together too! This year I will be making layered cookie jar mixes for some of my neighbors though…then they can make them when they want (probably when they are not overwhelmed with treats from other neighbors!) and get to eat them when they are hot out of the oven (which is when cookies taste best I think!). My five year old still gets to help put all the ingredients in and then we get to decorate the jar together!

8 Iluvbnamom December 10, 2008 at 7:20 pm

Those all look great! I am planning on making chocolate covered pecans and chocolate covered pretzels to give as gifts this year. Though, last night I made some peanut butter cookies, rolled them in sugar, pressed a hershey kiss in the middle as soon as they came out of the oven and they turned out great! Maybe I’ll give those as gifts too!

9 Michele December 11, 2008 at 1:50 am

Oh WOW!!! These cookie pictures are making my mouth water….seriously!!! I wish I could reach through my computer screen and grab one and gobble it up!!! LOL!!! I haven’t made Christmas cookies in years, but this post really makes me want to!!! I liked your other post about the Homemade Circus Animal Cookies and commented that I might try those for my party on Saturday. Well, I might have to try the Scotcharoos, as well!!! YUMMY!!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Butterfly Whispers

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