Advent: Teacher Gifts

Every year, we look for a fun, meaningful and heartfelt way to tell our teachers (and Luke’s therapists!) how much they mean to our family. In year’s past, I’ve made mixes and given gift cards. This year, I opted to put my culinary and Pinterest pinning skills to work. For months, I’ve been pinning some dee-licious recipes and they are doing me NO favors just sitting on those boards.

Oh, to make those treats come to life for people we adore and love!

These are the goodies, with links to the recipes, to boot. ‘Cause I’m all nice like that. If my hips are getting bigger, so are yours, girlfriend.

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Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms, compliments of Bake at 350
Sugar Crinkles, compliments of Southern Living (warning: these are like crack cocaine)
Better than Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark, compliments of Sipping Lemonade
Reindeer Peanut Butter Cookies, compliments of everywhere on the interwebs. A quick tutorial, just pinch the bottom of the cookie dough to make the nose. Immediately after removing from the oven, add miniature pretzels for antlers, chocolate chips for eyes and red M&M for nose. Let cool before removing from cookie sheet.

After baking those lovelies, we put them in some great boxes I scored 75% off last year at the Container Store, tied with bakers twine and added a little card. As Anna-Laura says, easy peasy lemon squeezy.

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  1. Gabriel Garza on December 20, 2012 at 8:08 am

    those Sugar Crinkles sure are crack cocaine but very delicious at that. Thanks for the recipes! 😀

    • Kathryn on December 20, 2012 at 8:11 am

      I’ll make some more – just for you!

      • Gabriel Garza on December 20, 2012 at 8:39 am


  2. Verda on December 20, 2012 at 8:22 am


    Another great job!

  3. bridget {bake at 350} on December 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

    You are going to have some HAPPY teachers!!!

    PS…thanks so much for the link love!

  4. Holly on December 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    gonna have to try those sugar crinkles! finally, some Christmas treats without dairy in them! 😉

  5. Colleen Duggan on December 21, 2012 at 6:31 am

    I want to come eat at your house. Also, meant to say, so cool about the USA Today Interview. Way to represent. 🙂 Merry (early!) Christmas. God bless you.

  6. Last-Minute Teacher Gifts on December 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

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