This post could just as easily be entitled Welcome to My Cookie Nightmare or perhaps The Great Cookie Tray of Doom, but I decided to just keep it light and simple. Itâ€™s Christmas Eve, after all, and I donâ€™t want to sound like a total Scrooge! Itâ€™s just that after spending the last two weekends baking and eating cookies, I feel like I might actually vomit if I have to look at another one. That being said, this is a food centered blog, and Iâ€™ve taken like 8,000 pictures of cookies and other peoplesâ€™ Christmas decorations, and I would be remiss if I didnâ€™t do some sort of holiday baking post. Also, I promised my friend Andrea that her Cookie Swap from a couple of weekends ago would make my blog. Oh, the things Iâ€™ll do for my friendsâ€¦ So hereâ€™s a quick photo dump of my last two weekends since I donâ€™t really have the time to post a recipe at the moment, because, get this, I have more baking to do today! Happy Holidays, Folks!
A few photos from the Cookie Swap:
Andreaâ€™s treeâ€¦ with Christmas gifts already wrapped on December 10th. Are you kidding me? I hadnâ€™t even started my shopping yet at that point!
Awesome tower of cookies that Andrea and her mom made – including homemade marshmallows!
The hostess with mostest. This is possibly the happiest Iâ€™ve ever seen Andrea â€“ I think she was several drinks in at this point, so that makes sense
Photos from last weekend â€“ the Annual Baking Extravaganza with Mom:
I made Oatmeal Cranberry White Chip Cookies on my own before heading over to my parentsâ€™ house (yes, just about every cookie I make has oatmeal in it). They had already made four different kinds over there without me.
They were also looking pretty festive over there â€“ pretty impressive since they just moved into the new house a few weeks ago!
The beginnings of Pecan Tassiesâ€¦ these cookies are the worst to make, but theyâ€™re so good to eat! I guess itâ€™s worth it.
Hereâ€™s a picture of Dad supervisingâ€¦ I have a picture of mom, hard at work, too, but itâ€™s not the most flattering photo, so I wonâ€™t post it. She actually looks kind of pissed â€“ certainly not as happy as Andrea looks in the photo above. Clearly we hadnâ€™t had enough to drink yet.
Actually, after all that work, I think weâ€™ve all earned my normal Christmas Eve tradition of celebrating with a few Gin and Tonics!
Merry X-Mas from The World According to Kate!