People bake A LOT up here. It's kinda like one of the ways women "prove" themselves I think. I think I see that cooking/baking is valued differently here than when I lived in a major city. I'm actually burned out on holiday treats. This year especially I haven't even wanted a piece of fudge to pass my lips. It isn't doing anything for me.
I did make these cookies last night for a dessert for a friend's birthday. I just added peanut butter and honey to the middle of them to make the "sandwich" effect.