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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cookies!

This week Tom and I baked five kinds of Christmas cookies, each someone's favorite.

Then Saturday Jill and the kids joined us for the annual cookie fest, making gingerbread and sugar cookies.

 The gingerbread animals are baked and cooled.  On to the sugar cookies.

 You'd better watch out!





We used to get big piles of sprinkles and lots of "Ooops!"  Now there is meticulous creating going on.
 And lastly, the gingerbread critters got their royal icing detailing. 
One thing I will not be baking is pumpkin pie, at least not from our Halloween pumpkin. But what to do when we weren't home to carve it into a Jack-o-lantern, and it sat on the porch all through November and would not die? 

Well, decorate it, of course.
It's the Great Christmas Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!


Editor's note- For those who asked, these are the traditional five kinds of cookies, as photographed last year.

L to R - Russian tea cakes, Chocolate covered cherry cookies, cranberry swirls, cherry twinkles (Jill makes these) filbert crescents, apricot foldovers.

17 comments:

  1. You are the exact kind of family that Christmas baking is all about. Just a little jealous as I am too far to any baking with my little ones.

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  2. Lovely thing for your family and delicious too.

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  3. What fun you all had! What were the five kinds of Christmas cookies that you and Tom baked? Love the Great Christmas Pumpkin!

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  4. Those cookies look scrumptious, not to mention very classy! :-)

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  5. Looks like you all had fun, and the cookies look delicious and so festive. I need to get busy baking.

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  6. I agree. That is some serious cookie baking. I love all the creativity.

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  7. What beautiful sugar cookies! The kids did great! All your cookies look yummy! :)

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  8. I love to eat cookies but hate to make them. If you need an extra mouth, call me up.

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  9. What a delightful family project. Great job by all and I think I gained a pound just by reading this.

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  10. looks yummy, love the Christmas pumpkin...

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  11. You guys make the absolute best looking cookies. Wow!

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  12. Your house decorations look awesome! Cookie making is so much fun and such a memory maker too! Lucky you, lucky grandkids too!

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  13. Wish you all would come and have a cookie fest at my house. Your cookies are beautiful. I've never baked a gingerbread boy that looked right. They always come out of the oven deformed, as well as all the cookie shapes!

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  14. Hi Linda, I found your blog from a comment on Kathy's blog "Oregon Gifts of Comfort". Kathy and I have been blogging friends for a couple of years now. I love these photos, then bring back such wonderful memories of when our daughter was still living at home. She and I would bake cookies starting in the early morning and going all through the day. Sunday she called me to get my recipe for cookie frosting, because now she continues our tradition with her daughters. We did have fun this summer when they visited. After picking apricots we spent an afternoon making jam together. Having children helping in the kitchen is such a joyful experience . . . I miss it and take advantage of it whenever they come on vacation.
    I am your newest follower. My husband was born and raised in the Seattle area, but when he was 17 his parents retired and moved to Soap lake and bought a chicken farm. That is all in the past, but his love for the sunny side of the state has lasted . . . Thank God, or I may have never met him. I do hope that you will visit my blog and follow me back. I love making new blogging friends.
    Connie :)

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  15. What a festive and yummy looking post. I'm impressed with the variety, and with all the help you have. Wishing you the happiest of holidays.

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  16. It is so fun to watch you guys at work and to see how big the kids are getting. Your family traditions are wonderful.

    Hugs,
    Kathy M.

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