Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Baking

The girls and I love to make cookies and candies together at Christmas each year.   With this weekends schedule, and Olivia working at the museum most nights for the lantern tours, I didn't think she'd get to help us bake.   Thankfully, the polar vortex moved in and cancelled one night of the lantern tours, and then a freak ice storm caused basketball to be cancelled on Saturday, and I was so happy to have both of my girls home baking!

Traditionally we make fudge and peanut butter balls, and sometimes potato candy.   For the cookies, we make sugar cookies, peanut butter blossoms, ginger snaps, chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia, cake mix cookies (usually devils food) and molasses cookies.   This year I broke tradition and made pumpkin spice cookies instead of molasses, because I'm a rebel, grins.

 Here are just a few photos of some of our fun, and our mess....and our memories.
I realize how quickly the days of childhood are going by.  I hope that the time spent together baking and laughing will be some of their fondest memories, and that those memories will quietly call them back home for years to come.

Merry Christmas!
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  1. We love cookie making too. It amazes me how quickly they are growing up.
    Blessings, Dawn

    1. Yes, they are growing up really fast. Almost daily I can see changes, especially in the youngest. The biggest thing I noticed this year, is that I didn't have to tell them to help clean up when we were done....they just went to work and I was like "WOW!"


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