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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

More Cookie Baking

It's an annual event. The "kids" gather in our kitchen for the cookie extravaganza. 

They were all here because Tom and Jake spent the day working in Jill's kitchen, and Jill's kitchen was not yet ready for cooking. That's another post. 

I made beef stew for dinner and had the cookie dough made and ready to go. First off was the gingerbread cookies, but we were all done cutting those out before I had time to clean my hands and grab my camera. 
 Jake got involved in decorating the sugar cookies with sprinkles. 

 After that we moved on to frosting the details on the cooled gingerbread cookies. 
 Jake was done by now and left for home.  Maybe it is because he doesn't have a nifty apron. I made them a long time ago. Isaac complained when his mother insisted he wear his.  "I'm almost 13 and I got this when I was four! It doesn't fit!" That's true, but he wore it anyway. Jill is perhaps more into tradition than I am! Maybe I'll have to make him a new one.
 We all got into the act of decorating the gingerbread using royal icing in zip lock bags with one corner snipped off. 
 I requested that Jill take a few photos with me in them.  That got a bit silly. 
 But it got even sillier when Isaac got a hold of the camera. 



 We waited until everyone went home to start the clean up.  It's easier that way.
 And here are the results of this year's cookie extravaganza!

13 comments:

  1. Looks like a hilarious time was had by all. Except maybe those who were stuck cleaning up afterwards? Seriously, that's a lot of cookies.

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  2. Looks like a whole lot of fun! :-)

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  3. Yes, I believe it's time for Isaac & Irene to have new aprons & while you're at it make one for Jake. Such fun to read about your family.

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  4. You are so lucky that your grandchildren live close by. I'll be baking cookies tomorrow to take with us on our road trip to California, where we will meet up with the grands who are also on a road trip from Texas. The problem is that we'll spend two days in the car driving to San Diego. There might not be any cookies left by the time we get there! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  5. A wonderful family tradition, looks like a lot of fun. You are truly blessed.

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  6. wow, you go all out for cookies-what a fun family tradition....

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  7. A great tradition. Looks like all were having a fun time.

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  8. Another fun cookie making year! While you're making a new apron for Isaac, perhaps you could make one for Jake as well so he would stay longer. Come to think of it, Tom isn't wearing a festive apron either...

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  9. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

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  10. I am thinking it was a great day for you and Tom when Jill was able to move back near you with the kids. This looks like a grand time. I think next year, though, new aprons all around. That will give you a project to do with all the spare time you have on your hands!

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  11. Wow! I'll be right over to eat some cookies! I love cookies. Best thing here is that all the family is involved.

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  12. That is just so perfect! It amazes me how "into it" everyone gets. What a sweet family you are. If you ever decide to adopt an elderly lady, could it be me? :) The cookies look delicious!

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  13. Wow, not only do you have a rainbow of cookies, but you have line art in the best of ways. Lovely stuff.

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