I started baking last night after I got home from work until midnight and started baking this morning around 9 and didn't finish til 1. Exhausting but the goodies were well worth it.
Let me start with the rejects. I made chocolate chip muffins for breakfast this morning, but greased the pan in my sleepy stupor when I wasn't supposed to. The bottoms of the muffins burned because of that, but the rest taste great, so we just sliced off the bottoms and enjoyed the rest.
Last night Little Monster and I made the sugar cookie dough. This morning it was ready for baking and decorating. We used food coloring to make different color dough. Since I can't decorate with icing at all, we used decorating pens which were really cool and easy to use.
See the LJ on the round cookie all the way to the right? Pi says that means "Love Jesus." How cute is that?!?
This is just a sample of the sugar cookies. We made 5 dozen!
Last night I made caramel brownies. I was gifted this recipe by a former co-worker for my bridal shower and its been a family favorite since. There is a layer of brownie, a layer of mini chocolate chips, a layer of melted caramel, another layer of brownie, and topped with more chocolate chips. Theyr'e drool worthy!
Last but not least are walnut tassies. I was given this recipe by a current co-worker. Her recipe calls for pecans, but I had half a can of walnuts left over from something else and decided to use those. They're really good.
Laurah, the dough is made with cream cheese and butter and is filled with a creamy walnut mixture. If you want the recipe, I can post it. They are super simple and taste really good. They're not as sweet as the caramel brownies, but sweet enough to be a great snack.
Tomorrow I'll post pics of the Christmas gifts I've got done. I'm still plugging away on the amu doll, but with all the baking, not much happened with it today.
We're off to Santaland at Macy's Herald Sqaure now. Pi wants to see Santa and tell him she's been good. That's mostly true. :)