My kitchen turned into a cookie making machine . . .

 One of my traditions  each year. I spend a day whipping out tons of Christmas Cookies.  First of all I love to bake and decorate and in light of the evil last week I thought this might be a good weekend to give my spirits a lift.
I  made cookie dough both from scratch and used the wonderful cookies mixes on the market.   I think I started at 6am and kept at it until 3 in the afternoon..  Had my Pandora Christmas music on the iPad,   My Starbucks Pumpkin Spice coffee  and away I went.

 I had cookies stacked everywhere while I decorated.  Having to laugh at myself as I looked at some of the cookies,  well like the little Gingerbread Men.. they looked scared.  Oh well, they taste good!  I tried something new with the Peanut Butter cookies.. I put a 1/2 cup of Nutella in the dough  and a little bit more flour and let me tell you, "they taste wonderful"!
This was the first year I did not have anyone helping me.. I put a notice on my FB,, calling all grandchildren to come help.  Had several response's to come eat them but no one came to decorate.  Oh well,  I had fun all by myself.
 All together I made 8 boxes that will be wrapped and given as gifts to neighbors.  Of course the Mr. has his own box and one for the nice people at his work. Oh and lets not forget my BFF Cardio Doc.. this man and his staff deserve so much more from me. I did pack some up and put them in the mail, for a friend. I sure hope she gets more than crumbs.



Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Wow- your cookies look wonderful and your kitchen is so much more organized than mine. :-) We made 13 types of cookies so far this year and our last batch is today - gingerbread. Merry Christmas!

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the cape on the corner said...

what a great selection of cookies! they look like wonderful gifts, packaged up like that.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Ohhhh, you could send me a box of those delicious cookies! ;-)
Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

They look beautiful and delicious! Wishing you a Merry Christmas.