Last Minute Christmas {A Lazy Gal’s Guide}

Quicker than the good wine disappears at Family dinner, Christmas has arrived. It was V E R Y  sneaky this year! I seriously have Christmas shopping left to do and it’s Christmas Eve’s Eve. Woof. Since I love, love, love to bake it’s always my go to for a little treat for neighbors, friends or an extra something special to a present. It’s also one of my favorite traditions I share with my mama. This year I couldn’t make it home early enough to bake with her, so I started the tradition with Babe!  

So I know what you’re thinking, how is this lazy gal guide to anything.. baking is a lot of work. You’re right, the baking is time consuming (but worth it!!) my quick tip is to bake this super quick, super easy,  ONE ingredient dish for your goodies! Even if you skip the treats all together this makes a super cute gift topped with store bought cupcakes, cookies or candy or perfect for serving your dishes at your family Christmas. 

My adorable little helpers!! It is also the two year anniversary of when Doodle came to live with us! 🙂 
You’ll need a bag of peppermints for each tray.. you can use red or green. You can line them up on a baking sheet in any pattern or shape. I wanted mine to look ‘plate-like’ so I placed mine in a cake pan. 
It’s not Christmas time without some Christmas tunes!! I love our wireless bluetooth speaker from Jam Audio [℅]. It easily moves from room to room and sounds amazing. 
Bake at 350 degrees for about 7-10 minutes. Make sure not to over bake or it will melt too much. You can tell when they start to fuse together and is ready! Leave in the pan until it cools completely and it will pop out. 

It would make the perfect plate for Santa’s cookies! 

I’ve made these ‘plates’ every Christmas for three years now. I’m obsessed with them! They are so easy and everyone loves them. I wanted to bake some goodies for Babe’s family before I left town so we decided on our favorite Buckeyes (Find the recipe at, super soft chocolate chip cookies & easy pretzel bites (both recipes here).

I hope you have a great Christmas, I’m currently en route to Memphis to celebrate with my family! 

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Peppermint Plate (Tray)

Makes 1 

1 Bag of Hard Peppermint Candies 

1 Cookie Sheet or Cake Pan

1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees

2. Place Unwrapped Peppermints on baking pan in whatever pattern/shape you like

3. Bake for 7-10 minutes (Watch closely, as soon as you start to see it’s fused together..aka no more   space, it’s read)

4. Allow to cool all the way and it will easily pop out of the pan. 

*Tip: If your edges are a little rough or ‘bubbly’, you can run over them with a potato peeler and smooth them out. 

Thanks so much to Jam Audio for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own. 

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