Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cookie Crazy!

This past weekend I had 3 cookie baking events!  First up was Saturday morning with my Mom, Sister-in-law and Niece all at my house.  They brought some pre-made cookies and together we made peanut butter kisses and spritz.  Mom also made some pretzel/kiss/M&M treats.  Then onto frosting sugar cookies.  We had lots of cookies and a ton of fun baking together.



The following day I headed over to my husband’s Aunt’s house for more baking.  There were 9 adults and 3 kids and a huge mess!  We baked more peanut butter kisses and spritz.  Pecan fingers, sugar cookies and chocolate covered pretzel rods.  I brought over 11 dozen sugar cookies and my Mother-in-law brought at least 4-5 dozen and we made about 4 more dozen so in total there were about 20 dozen sugar cookies to decorate!  Yikes!  We opened up the champagne and had a blast!  As you can see in the pictures below, every place you turned you see cookies!



Then Monday at work we had a cookie exchange where everyone participating brought in a half dozen cookies for the others.  In total 10 people signed up, so everyone made 5 dozen to pass out.  My co-worker also brought in about 7-8 dozen sugar cookies to decorate!  More cookies!!!  The one positive is that by the 3rd day I was skilled in my cookie decorating, but I am cookied out!



While I am keeping lots of cookies, I have about 24 dozen cookies shipping to the troops overseas.  I hope they all make it safe and sound and brings some holiday cheer to those that are so far away from home.


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