Today's (eh, This Weekend's) goals:
Salpores De Arroz
Guatemalan Ice Box Cookies --We'll make one batch with real butter and another with soy-butter so Jorge can have some. They don't come out exactly as nicely as the real butter, but still delicious.
Buckeyes -- I'd like to make these; we'll see how much time we have. And how much self control. I can't help eating all of these whenever they're around. It's pretty horrific. And by using "Baker's Brand Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares" rather than semi-sweet chocolate chips, it's dairy free so Jorge can enjoy them, too. (Nice plug, eh? I'll take payment in free squares) (As a note to family: you can chop up these squares to make chocolate chunk cookies and stuff.)
Biscotti -- with various nut + dried fruit combinations; probably leaning on almond & cranberry this year; may add cocoa powder to a batch and use almond + dried cherries.
Homemade Hot Cocoa mix --I use this recipe and the comments as a starting point and wing it. If you leave out the powdered milk and creamers you can just add the mix to warm milk or faux milk of your choosing to get a dairy-free cocoa mix.
Homemade Marshmallows in vanilla and peppermint --we did this last year and way overdosed the peppermint. Like, 4 times too much. They were potent and only useful as hot cocoa additions; totally inedible on their own. We'll measure more carefully this year.
I'll probably post pictures, assuming the kitchen and cooks survive.