Monday, December 19, 2011

Cookies Up The Whazoo!

Hi All,

I baked/decorated/packaged cookies & candy from 8:15am - 2pm and 5pm - 9:45pm yesterday.  Made a couple of deliveries, too!  Still more to do but made a huge dent.  Tonight the Amaros will be having pasta with homemade marinara sauce & meatballs (aka "gravy") for dinner which is currently thawing because it was made ahead for nights just like tonight will be; I'll see if I can wrap it up (pun intended, haha) before it's time to call it a day.

Here are some photos:
Snowmen sugar cookies.  White royal icing "thinned" to flood, eyes are black confetti sprinkles from Halloween and the nose is an orange chocolate covered sunflower seed.  I can't take credit for the materials used; check out which I came across to help fuel my snowman addiction.  (Future winter post will be all my snowmen that don't get put up in the attic until spring)
Peanut butter blossoms

Chocolate dipped butter spritz

Pointsettia butter spritz

Bag to take to the office for some of my coworkers.  Some I swung by my office last night during my baking break because they were heavy! (see the snowmen tags?)

Some for the teachers...
All in all I ended up making (so far):
  • 4 pounds of plain chocolate fudge
  • 4 pounds of chocolate walnut fudge
  • 10 dozen chocolate chip walnut cookies
  • 12 dozen peanut butter blossom cookies
  • 20 dozen butter spritz cookies - 1/2 poinsettias 1/2 trees
  • 2 dozen sugar cookie snowman faces (love!)
  • 8 dozen chocolate covered preztel rods (white and dark)
  • 4 dozen butter spritz dipped in chocolate on one end
  • 2 dozen red velvet cake balls dipped in milk chocolate
  • 1 dozen almond clusters with milk chocolate
PHEW! Needless to say there won't be a photo of anything stitched today for obvious reasons.  Stitching related though I can tell you that ABC is having a large clearance sale on their website... don't ask me how I know or if I'm having anything sent to me for my stash, haha!  I've been to their actual shop and it is GREAT -- it was a 3+ hour drive round trip for me when my younger daughter Mary and I went a few weekends ago and well worth the trip.  You can check them out at (click on specials on the left hand side off the main page).  :)

Short lunch break almost over--have a great rest of the day everyone!  ~Nicole


  1. my mouth is many yumyyyy cookies..
    happy holidays..
    hugs cucki xx

  2. Can we come to your for Christmas LOL. Wishing you a very blessed and joyous Christmas and a happy New Year, may it bring you gifts of joy, health and happiness.

  3. Cookie Monster would move right in for the winter with all of those cookies. Merry Christmas.