Popping in tonight for a little update. I feel like I've been missing a good friend. Funny how a little reprieve from the computer feels like something is missing in life! Posts may still be a bit sporadic but after a flurry of activity, I feel like I finally have a "handle" on Christmas. The mailing and decorating are done, the shopping almost finished, more wrapping to follow but baking is what has had me preoccupied this week. Monday was our neighborhood Christmas cookie exchange:
This year I hosted, we made 7 dozen cookies each and had 14 participants. We each ended up with 1/2 dozen of 14 different yummy holiday favorites. Above is the right side of my tray, and below is the left side:
If you can believe it, 24 hours after the exchange, I had zero cookies left! Some of my daughters friends came over and happily devoured the entire platter! At least I didn't, right?!! My contribution can't be seen in the above photos. I made my favorite ~ "Buckeyes" ~ and had to hide them in the garage (prior to the exchange) to make sure I stayed out of them. Yum. I was happy to see many other beloved childhood varieties as well. It's funny how everyone loves a different kind. I wonder what your favorite is???