I also started some holiday baking. Pumpkin cranberry cookies from La Dolce Vegan, and also from LDV, mint chocolate fudge.
The pumpkin cookies gave me a hard time. I forgot to preheat the oven, and I had poured some of the liquid into the batter, so I'm not sure if that would affect it, but these did not cook in the given time, or anytime soon after that! So the bottoms were overly cooked and the insides slightly undercooked. But they still taste good, with pumpkin pie spices, pecans and cranberries. I'm a fan of cranberries in baked goods, they get nice and chewy.
The fudge is out of this world good. I'm scared to make it again, I'll eat it all. I needed to use a candy thermometre, since I don't know anything about "softball stage" and all that...but it was relatively easy. LDV has other variations on fudge that I'm going to have to try in the coming weeks.