cookie baking day!

Well a very happy New Year's Eve to each and every one of you! To some of you this year can just hit the road and don't let the door hit you on the way out 2015! But to me and mine, it was a pretty darn good year. Here's hoping that 2016 brings with it health and happiness for one and all!

But with all that said, I'm still going through the hundreds of photos of activities Christmas style, and today that is our Annual Cookie Baking Day! Towards the end of December I feel like we were all in a frenzy, trying to squeeze as many different things off our list into as few days as possible. And it's not for lack of planning that's for sure, because you know me, I plan these things before Thanksgiving. But that was just the way the cookie crumbled this year.

My mother hates this day. She hates us all being up in her kitchen. She hates the noise and hecticness of it all. She hates the kid's decorating skills. And yet she allows us to just ruin her fun each and every year. And the kid's skills are improving! I see lots of brown sprinkles on a certain gingerbread man! Color appropriate sprinkles only David!!

We made almond extract infused sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, my favorite spritz cookies, and chocolate sugar cookies. We were busy. I ate more raw dough than I really care to admit.... but we can cross cookie making off of our list.

And of course the real images of the day from my sister-in-law...
Past cookie baking days here and here.



  1. You shouldn't be so hard on yourself! Your pictures look great, too! Such a fun tradition. Perhaps it's easier on Nona now that the baking has been moved to the basement :) love all the kids festive shirts! Random question, do you know where Beth got her boots?! I like. :)

  2. ugh the photos do not disappoint. yay for finished basements to hold in all the mess! and cute kids and cookies. :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. gah, i can't believe how behind i am on your blog posts! these cookies look amazing. you can't go wrong with holiday cookie baking, right?! well, actually... you can. but yall didn't go wrong one bit it doesn't look like!


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