Every year I say the same thing--that I'm not going to go overboard--and every year I end up making a ton of cookies. It's not that I don't like baking cookies--clearly--but there's only so many hours in a day, nor is there a need for bazillions of cookies and candies. This year my list kept growing and growing, but I was finally able to narrow it down to a mere 10 items. After I baked the first eight all in one day, and I had trouble locating not-uncommon ingredients for the last two, I decided it was a sign and called it a day. Starting at the bottom of this picture, there are triple peanut cookies with peanut m&ms, salty caramel oat caramelitas, chocolate-dipped toasted coconut macaroons, coal cookies with white chocolate chips, chewy ginger spice cookies (hiding at the very top), almond buttercrunch, and avalanche bars. Not pictured are the peanut butter-oat dog biscuits I made, but the dog has tested them and declared them very tasty. She didn't even bother trying to hide these--as is her usual with a treat--and just ate them right up.