My mom and I had our second annual Christmas cookie baking day on Saturday. It was wonderful and included laughter, a melted plastic spoon, Christmas music, and lots of cookies.
What we made
Russian Tea Cakes
Chocolate Covered Oreos
Polar Bear Cookies
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
We baked at my house this year because I had to run out to pet sit in the area a few times. While my kitchen is much smaller than my parents’, we made the best of the counter space and piled cookies wherever we could.
We melted chocolate, rolled balls of dough, unwrapped countless Hershey’s Kisses, got sick of hearing the oven’s timer beep, and taste tested all day long.
For some reason, my mom left that night absolutely covered in flour and powdered sugar and I was left unscathed. We’re still trying to figure that out, haha.
We baked for eight hours and were exhausted by the end of the day. That delirious, happy-type of exhaustion, though! It was worth every minute of work to be able to give our neighbors, friends, and loved ones tins of cookies the next day.
It was also worth it to eat copious amounts of cookies 😉
I had sooooo much funnnn!! Despite the icy conditions that tried to stop me from coming — be the horrible accident on the parkway 😐 ~ nothing held me back!
And as far as the powdered sugar and flour I was covered with — idk. I should have thought twice about wearing all black while baking. I love that pic of us!! I didn’t even realize Malcolm was in it till you sent it to me 😂
Love you beautiful girl ~~
I had such a fun time, too!! I was so proud of you for driving out in the crazy weather and traffic–and so glad you stayed safe!
I always sneak Malcolm into pictures, haha! He’s my little star boy 🙂
Love you, mama!
Looks like you had a very successful day of baking!! Happy Holidays!!
Thank you, Tara! I so enjoyed making the polar bear cookies :). Merry Christmas!
Oh my goodness, you two are cookie making machines!! 8 hours! I’m exhausted just thinking about it. What a fun mother daughter day and such sweet results. I bet the neighbors love getting cookies from you! The polar bear cookies are adorable.
I’m tired just thinking about it, too! It was so fun, but I need another year to recover until we do it again. How do professional bakers do it every day?!
Those have to be the best festive (and most yummy) looking cookies I’ve seen! The polar bear ones, are you kidding??! how stinkin cute, its almost too cute to eat lol you guys are good- i think ya’ll need a bakery!
Aw, thank you Jenny! That means a lot! I’ve always wanted to open a bakery 🙂
ah me too or a cafe. Not that I’m an excellent baker or anything but I’d love to manage a business….lets do a collab lol Ill make the business, and you can bake for me 🙂
Sounds like the perfect plan to me!! 🙂
“That delirious, happy-type of exhaustion.” That is the PERFECT way to describe this, I know exactly what you mean! SO MANY COOKIES OMGAH!
Yes!! It’s the best type of exhaustion! I’m so glad you could relate 🙂
UHM YUM!!! This all looks soooo goood!!! Man oh man. You guys were working hard! ENJOY! Hope your Christmas is absolutely wonderful ❤
Thank you Mackenzie!! It was an absolute blast! I hope your Christmas is lovely as well! ❤
I have to say that I always look forward to your Christmas cookie posts. Your cookie plates look SO amazing… and adorable! (And I’d be the one covered in sugar and flour if we cooked together. Ha, ha. I am SUCH a messy cook. But I promise that I always clean up after myself. LOL). 🙂
Aww, that totally made my day, Nicole! You can come over and cook any time you want–messy or not! Can you imagine how much fun we’d have?!
I love Mexican Wedding Cakes (or snowballs I think you call them). They are my FAVORITE and at the cookie party I went to, someone made vegan ones! I felt so blessed. I need to check out the Ritz toffee, that looks simple and delicious 🙂 This year, I made PB cups.
Mmm, they’re so good aren’t they?! I think my favorite of the day were the sugar cookies. Simple old sugar cookies! How awesome that you were able to enjoy some vegan Mexican Wedding Cakes. Definitely a blessing 🙂
Your neighbors are way too lucky, haha! But maybe your family is the luckiest since you have first dibs and countless taste testings 😉
Hahaha, thank you, P!! The taste testing and dibs are the best! I wish I could have you over to enjoy right along with us!
Oh my gosh! I want to come to your house for cookies!
I’d love that! Bring some Texas heat with you?! It has been freezing here lately!
Incredible! SO many cookies! 🙂