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!!