On Sunday, after I got back with the lights, Mom and I started baking. We had made a list of eight cookies we wanted to make. I started with Rice Krispie Holly Bars and then the Cranberry Pistachio Bark in two variations: white and dark chocolate and then made Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites, while mom was working on the dough for the Creme-Filled Wafers. Then Martin made the dough for the sugar cookies and while it was chilling, he and I made the Reindeer Poop. Then we baked the Wafer Cookies. Mom made Lacy Crisps yesterday while we were at work & school and they made me SO HAPPY when I came home. After dinner we baked and decorated the sugar cookies and then we collapsed, muddy and exhausted from our sugar buzz.
We still haven't made one of the cookies on the list, but I suspect we won't get around to it. We have a METRIC TON of cookies!! But it really, really feels like Christmas. Tomorrow, Mom and I are going into town...I still have some stocking stuffers to get and Mom has a few things left on her list. Then we're taking a friend of mine out to dinner and then stopping by another friend's later. Vacation-style, Whee!
Mom making pastry dough for the wafer cookies
Martin, Master Mixer
The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one...hee! Sprinkle/red-hot hoard for Christmas cookie baking!
Iced sugar cookies NOM NOM NOM
Favorite childhood cookie, besides Grandma's gingersnaps: Lacy Crisps!
Clockwise from 12 o'clock: Lacy Crisps, Rice Crispie Holly Bars, Creme-filled Wafer Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites, Iced Sugar Cookies, Cranberry Pistachio Bark, Reindeer Poop
My adorable new cookie tray that I found at Biltema, of all places!