Adventures of an Unprofessional Baker

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Christmas Cookies 2014: A Letter to The Husband for 2015

Dear The Husband, First of all, I love you. And I know you support me any all of my crazy ventures. And I appreciate you. A lot. I’m writing this letter in hopes that when we embark on this crazy cookie adventure next year that you will be able to come back to this, laugh, … Continue reading →

Thanks a lot, 10 cent bag…

Some random pre-holiday ranting may take place– be forewarned. My post-black Friday (brack fu-rai-day-ooh) trip to Target is making me paranoid about stolen data & credit card information. Considering the purchase was for Toys for Tots, do the positive possibilities cancel the negative? If “they” (not just Target) are going to charge me  ten cents … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2013 – Day 4

Start Time: 2 pm Stop Time: 5:30 am Complete: Snickerdoodles (3x), Extreme Brownie (4x), Earl Grey Shortbread (4x), Gingersnaps (4x), Pecan Sandie’s (4x), Chocolate covered Oreos (121- all painted), Peacocks! Mixed: Cranberry Shortbread (4x) I have a new favorite cookie!  Earl Grey Shortbread.  Technically, the kind I made was with Mariage Freres “Paris Breakfast” black … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2013 – Day 2

Start Time: 12:30 pm Stop Time: 5:44 am Complete: Chocolate Coffee Kringles (4x), Chocolate-Mint swirls (4x), Brown Sugar Spice Quatre-foils (2), Lemon Sugar Rounds (4x) Mixed: Pecan Sandies (4x), Red Velvet Crinkles (2x), Extreme Brownie (4x), Earl Grey Shortbread (2x), Balls. I’m tired.  It’s been one of those days fraught with challenges, little achievements and … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2013 – Day 0

It’s that time of year again! Maybe it’s the influence of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, or perhaps it’s my brain, on the heels of a massive “visual identity refresh” at work, but it’s all about military precision this year in terms of planning.  Coulson would be proud of my tenacity, creativity and downright anal retentive-ness … Continue reading →

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 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 (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 →

Christmas Cookies 2011 – Day 3

Start time: 9:30 am End time: 1:34 am Goal: 20 recipes baked, decorated & packed by Monday night Take that Day 3!!! Here’s the update today: Totally complete: Gingersnaps (double recipe), Chocolate chip ( quadruple recipe), Peanut Butter (triple recipe),  Snicker doodles (triple recipe), Lemon rounds (triple recipe), Pecan Sandies (quadruple recipe), Chocolate Sugar (double), … Continue reading →

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