Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Baking Frenzy has begun!

I squirreled away some vacation days so that I could take these 3 days before Christmas off. I'm using these 3 days to finish making gifts and bake!! My family asked me to bake for them again this year, so yesterday began the baking frenzy.

First Pi and I made 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies. Yum! The recipe was pretty simple and they were done in no time.



We saw an idea on Paula Dean's cookie show last week. She took sugar cookies, dyed one half red, rolled them together, and stuck a popsicle stick in them to make a pinwheel peppermint lollipop like cookie.

We tried the same thing and although mine aren't round like hers were and turned out much larger, I'm really happy with them. Not bad for my first try.



I wrapped them in plastic wrap and added some curling ribbon to make them look pretty. I rolled the leftover scraps into balls and stuck those together to make a flower cookie for Piper. Its the one on the upper right corner.



On today's agenda are peanut butter hershey kiss cookies and gingerbread men. I'm also nearly done with my sister's gift and hope to post it tomorrow. After that all I have left to do is a hat and scarf for her boyfriend. I hope I can finish in time!!

6 comments:

Kristina P. said...

The popsicle cookies look great! Have a great 3 days of baking!

Merry Christmas!

Riohnna said...

drool drool drool


choklit chip cookie recipe?

CraftyAshley said...

Those cookies look delish! Yes, Yes where did you get that recipe from? Merry Christmas!

Bezzie said...

Mmm....those cookies all look amazing! Isn't Paula Deen the best? I was watching her show today--I love keeping the official "butter count" on how many sticks of butter she uses through out the show! Ha ha!

Laura said...

Those cookies all look so good, especially the chocolate chip ones (my favorite kind of cookie)! Are you sure you don't have any extras you want to send my way? LOL! I admire yours and Bezzie's baking skills - mine are limited to making brownies or banana bread from a mix, or making cookies from a roll or a package of precut dough rounds, ha, ha!

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Oh sweet Mary those cookies look amazing...