it ain't quite chestnuts roasting on an open fire

provisionsbut one of the things that i really like about the holiday season is doing some holiday baking. i like baking at any time, but this gives me a chance to really strut my stuff. add into that the fact that i am dirt poor this year (working at the crime lab barely keeps the cats in kibble), so its a nice gift for folks. this year, scoutie and i are doing a joint effort. we took all of these ingredients:

a little elbow greaseand we
added some
elbow grease...

and at the end of the day, we had a freezer full of spectacular cookies. lemon shortbread with dried cranberries, peanut butter blossoms, gingersnaps, and peppermint cookies with chocolate drizzle. this morning i woke up early and made some biscotti and some blondies.

peanut butter blossoms...?lemon shortbread with dried cranberriespeppermint cookies...

we have gone through two pounds of butter, five pounds of flour, two pounds of sugar, nine eggs, half a bottle of vanilla, a lemon, a bag of dried cranberries, a bag of almonds, five cups of coconut, 3/4 a cup of mashed potatoes (don't ask), and three bags of chocolate chips are about to meet their doom.

if that doesn't scream happy holidays, i don't know what does.


Gouda said...

My scale would scream "Happy Holidays" if I even smell baking like that these days. *sigh* I sooo miss the days when I could eat an entire box of chocolate Santas and still see my feet.

fuggy-nli said...

I hate to say it, but scoutie's picture looks like she's turning into the scoutie demon.

Sort of in the way that Angel used to turn into Angelus on Buffy.


CUSH said...

have you seen scoutie dressed up for the 70's party? Now you wanna talk about scoutie demon check those pictures out.

I got very excited when I saw what I thought was a giant chocolate chip cookie.. turns out it was some lemon thing.


Anonymous said...

You are bringing some of those delicious looking cookies up to VT for me, aren't you? Despite having made mountains of cookies myself, they always taste better when someone else has done the work!