Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Cookie Overload

 Last week the hubs very politely requested for me to make some of my very special homemade sugar cookies for some of his coworkers. Because his face is so stinkin cute, I obliged. It wasn't until after I agreed to get my bake on in our kitchen I found out he wanted enough cookies individually packaged with my holiday love for 15 people. Shoot, should have asked that question first. No big deal, after all I used to do this for a living.

Pumping the breaks here I should explain that my holiday cookies are quite spectacular if I may say so myself. While I no longer bake professionally, I still have some mad-style baking skillz that will blow any other housewives out of the water. Hands down, no competition. But I'm sure that most housewives aren't professional trained French chefs either, so I guess it's a draw. These holiday cookies are a labor of love that take copious amounts of time to produce and a millisecond to consume. But baking is a calming experience for me, and holiday treats always put me in good spirits.



These holiday cookies are a labor of love that take copious amounts of time to produce and a millisecond to consume. But baking is a calming experience for me, and holiday treats always put me in good spirits. Three and a half hours later a tornado looked like it blew through my kitchen, I had green frosting in my hair, and I felt sick from all of the sugar I'd been sniffing in. Suffice to say that my holiday spirit yesterday had a few ridges around the edges.

But they sure looked purdy
The hubby always gets the scrap dough, and just a little reminder of what a great wife I am


Don't you just want to bite that snowman's head off?



"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear"
Buddy the Elf

Happy Holidays

17 comments:

  1. WOW! I didn't know you were such a fancy cookie maker!!! Those snowmen are SO CUTE! The details are incredible. Whoever the recipients are, they are LUCKY! They probably won't believe that you made them. They totally look store bought. Way too pretty!

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  2. Yum!! Your hubs is a lucky man :) (and his coworkers are pretty darn lucky too!)

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  3. Wow - those are some nice looking cookies! I seem to be able to make cookies that taste good but looking all pretty like yours never happens!

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  4. Haha love the cookies made from scraps for your husband :)

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  5. Wow! Those are some pretty fancy cookies!! Very detailed and colorful too!!

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  6. Wow, your cookies are phenomenal! Making cookies for 15 people is a big request, hopefully D realized that! And dough scraps are the best!

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  7. Those are so beautiful! I wish I had decorating skillz when it comes to cookies. Wait. I am too lazy! I'll leave it to the professionals (YOU!).

    Love the sign you left for your husband! HA HA HA!!!

    It is interesting you put Brandy in them! I will have to try that some time!

    (Did you guys ever go over vegan baking in school? Probably not. For cookies, I just use a flax egg (1 tbsp flax 2 tbsp warm water) to sub for the eggs)

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  8. Wow those cookies look amazing! It reminds me of the McCormicks commercial, where they decorate the cookies and deliver to everyone's houses. I have never made cookies or decorated like that. I really want to do it!

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  9. Those are works of art! You are talented!!

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  10. I am DYING over those cookies...I think I deserve a box to be shipped to my house ASAP! ;)

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  11. With your experience, I would ask you to bake for me too! YUM. You must make your hubby very happy :)

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  12. you read my blog... i know you know i love me some sugar cookies. when should i provide my address?????? i kid i kid :)

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  13. You have some maddddd baking skillz. Wow. I made sugar cookies tonight... they were ugly... yet tasty.

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  14. You are the best cookie maker ever. Do you want my address now or later for some sugar cookie sending;)

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  15. Gorgeous!!!

    I actually JUST learned how to roll out sugar cookies (sad, right?). Now I need to work on the frosting!

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  16. DANG...u pull out all the stops with ur cookies! :) i love it, but i'm gonna go out and say i'm jealous that all ur hubby's coworkers get to devour them and i can't. ;) jk.

    that's so cool, ur hubby is one lucky guy, and i'm glad u made him a little reminder too. :)

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  17. those are so cute!! fancy! love them.

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