I really don’t know why I make cookies before Christmas. The only people around are us and while I certainly think we should have cookies, perhaps it would be best to have fewer cookies. Or to just wait until after Christmas. I end up having to make twice as many cookies now.
We have a big party on new year’s eve every year, ‘big’ being a relative term of course. Anywhere from 6 adults and 7 kids to 10 adults and 7 kids. Plenty of people to spread the cookie calories around.
I made these Friday
Cocoa peppermint cookies.
There was one left when I went to get one Monday.
The boys and I made these Sunday
Gingerbread cookies. Trees, stockings, gingerbread men, dinos & storm troopers.
Cuz that’s how we roll.
Maybe a quarter of them are left
I also made these Saturday
Peppermint bark crackers. About half these are still around because I am the only real fan of peppermint bark in the house. Oh DH will eat them & now that the cocoa cookies are gone he is focused on them but they are low on his cookie list.
Friday my friend Mel & I are getting together with the kids to decorate sugar cookies, which is something of a tradition now. The kids only decorate the cookies. Mel & I are a both bit OCD about cutting out the cookies, getting the most cookies cut per rolled out round of dough is something of an obsession & small kids who don’t put the cutters close together or worse – press the cutters into already CUT dough – drive us bonkers. So we send the kids down to their den to play Wii while we roll out & bake the cookies and then mix up icing & call the kids up to decorate when the cookies are cool enough.
Last year we made so many cookies we each had 4 dozen to take home.
I need to make more of the cocoa peppermint cookies for the party.
But I want some now..
But if I make them now I will end up making a 3rd batch on the 30th because we will have eaten them all.
And I have to make chocolate truffles & buckeyes for the party as well, but they will wait until the 29th.
Maybe the 30th.
Or it might be best to make them the actual day of the party, just to make sure some are left.
Now I am hungry.