Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cookie Day...



My son Josh and I try to get together one day before the Christmas crunch to have a baking day. He adores Christmas, and goes for the gusto each year.
He's famous where he works for his break room treats. He feels such joy from creating craft gifts, making cards, and baking cookies or peanut brittle for his family and co-workers. It just makes him happy to give, and it's a great outlet for his creative side.


The entire house smelled delish. The corgi kids were circling and hoping that someone would stumble and drop a little sumthin' sumthin'.

These sugar and spice nuts smelled wonderful in the oven, and were easy to make with the sweetened whipped egg whites. The cinnamon added the spice, and they are going to be a big hit. Jim, the corgis, Josh and I all gave them a sample!










The family butter cookie recipe has been used for decades. We make several double batches. Frankly, owning stock in a butter company would make sense this time of year!





The recipe for these

delightful molasses cookies was found on Mennonite girls can cook.

4 comments:

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Yum! Yum! Looks delicious!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

How wonderful that your son joins in like that, and even takes the lead in the baking! The sugar cookies look like the ones my family has baked for generations. It makes a very, very tender cookie. Only my granny called them "tea cakes" for some reason...and like in your family, they were an intrinsic part of Christmas.

The corgis look so darling, I would have dropped 'em a cookie on purpose! Ha ha! Love those embossing-style cutters, too!

Christmas at your house sure is full of love!

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

I wish I could jump through the monitor and have some of those cookies and a big handful of those spiced nuts! I can almost smell them baking. Almost...

xo

Cat ^..^

coopercreek said...

Sounds like a fun day. My son is home from the service and he and his buddy are planning on baking cookies tomorrow evening. I get to watch and taste the samples. :-)

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