Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Christmas Cookie Baking Day

We started our annual Christmas Cookie Baking Day bright and early on the Saturday morning before Christmas. 

Although Drew couldn't really eat any of the cookies this year, we sure had fun passing him around in between loading the oven with sheets of cookie dough.

The kids were most excited to frost and decorate sugar cookies.  They were each armed with their own frosting, plastic knife, and sprinkles.  In addition to LOTS of decorating, there was a fair amount of eating as well. 

We managed to bake cookies all day long.  By the end of the day, we were growing a little weary,  but managed to keep smiles on our faces!

I'm pretty certain extreme sugar consumption also played a part in our cookie baking endurance.

By the time we called it quits, we had quite the spread with 10 different kinds of Christmas cookies in addition to the caramel corn my mom had made the day before.

Here's the official rundown.....cookie-by-cookie:

1.  Frosted Sugar Cookies
2.  Christmas Chocolate Chip and Pecan

3.  Chocolate Crinkles
4.  Snickerdoodles

5.  Red Velvet with White Chocolate Chip
6.  Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

7.  Pecan Bites
8.  Toffee Chocolate Chip Shortbread

9.  Peanut Butter Bites (with Reese's in the middle!)
10.  Chocolate Rolo Surprise

Even after splitting up the spoils of our labor and giving some away to the neighbors, we still had more cookies than we knew what to do with!

Christmas Cookie Baking Day 2012 was definitely a success!

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