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Christmas Cookies 2012 – The Aftermath

Today I delivered a bunch of cookies to work.  My poor, starving co-workers gorged themselves on sugar & butter concoctions and to hear their happy full-mouthed talking makes it all worth it.  Cookies made it to Facebook this year in a couple of posts, and it really does make me happy to make so many … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2012 – Day 4

Start time: 1:20 pm End time: 1:45 am Goal: 20 recipes baked, decorated & packed by Sunday Monday night Here’s the update today: Completed: Vanilla Sugar (quadruple – flooded & partially decorated!),  Chocolate sugar (double – flooded & partially decorated!), Pecan Sandies (quadruple), Chocolate Chip (quadruple), Lemon Sugar Rounds (quadruple), Cherry Cheesecake cookies (double), Peppermint … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2012 – Day 3

Start time: 2:45 pm End time: 7:30 am Goal: 20 recipes baked, decorated & packed by Sunday night Here’s the update today: Completed: Vanilla Sugar (quadruple – flooded & partially decorated!),  Chocolate sugar (double – flooded & partially decorated!), Pecan Sandies (quadruple), Chocolate Chip (quadruple), Lemon Sugar Rounds (quadruple), Cherry Cheesecake cookies (double), Peppermint Swirls … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2012 – Day 2

Start time: 1:30 pm End time: 7:15 am Goal: 20 recipes baked, decorated & packed by Sunday night Here’s the update today: Completed: Vanilla Sugar (quadruple – flooded & partially decorated!),  Chocolate sugar (double – flooded & partially decorated!), Pecan Sandies (quadruple), Chocolate Chip (quadruple), Lemon Sugar Rounds (quadruple), Cherry Cheesecake cookies (double), Candy Cane … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2012 – Day 1

Start time: 10:30 am End time: 4:15 am Goal: 20 recipes baked, decorated & packed by Sunday night Here’s the update today: Completed: Vanilla Sugar (quadruple – flooded!),  Chocolate sugar (double – flooded!), Pecan Sandies (quadruple), Chocolate Chip (quadruple), Lemon Sugar Rounds (quadruple), Cherry Cheesecake cookies (double) Mixed but not baked: Candy Cane cookies (double), … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2012 – Day 0

Start time: 11:06 pm End time: 11:52 pm Goal: 20 recipes baked, decorated & packed by Sunday night Here’s the update today: Mixed but not baked: Vanilla Sugar cookies (double), Chocolate Sugar cookies (single) Today was my company’s holiday party, so after recovering from a day of ugly sweaters and creating a sick but hilarious … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2012 (12/7 – 12/10)

It’s that time of year again folks, and the prep work has begun.  Here’s where my mind is at, as visions of sugar plums dance in my head… It’s not about topping last year, but I like to aim high. I’ve selected 16 cookies for my box and 4 for my poor, underfed co-workers to … Continue reading →