I thought I may not be making many Christmas cookies this year. But I changed my mind a few days ago! I have a few places I'm supposed to bring a dessert to on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so I thought cookies were as good a dessert as any! Especially for Christmas.
So I got out of bed bright and early this morning to venture out and get some supplies. And then I spent almost six hours baking. That was a lot even for me!
I made some Scottish Shortbread:
Of course I made Peanut Butter Blossoms
Tried these Chocolate Crackle Cookies (although they didn't "crackle" much!)
Made Pretzel-Rolo Sandwiches (just like these Rolo Turtles, but without the pecans. Pecans are expensive, so I just used two pretzels :-))
And then I made fudge in cute cookie cutters! I found the idea on Pinterest a long time ago. In the tutorial, it says to peel the fudge out of the cookie cutters, but I thought it would be cool to leave the cookie cutters on as an added gift :-) I'm going to wrap these in Christmasy bags with a few other cookies, and give them out as gifts.
What a long day!! Baking is hard work when you do it for six hours! Tonight Luke has band practice for the Christmas Eve service, so I think it's the perfect evening to grab a mug of coffee or hot chocolate, curl up under a blanket with my fur-babies (plus Max the dog! We're puppy-sitting til the day after Christmas :-)) and watch It's a Wonderful Life. I don't want to sound mean, but I sort of can't wait til Luke leaves so I can start my movie night! Ha! Until then, I still have a big mess in the kitchen to clean up, and a few last presents to wrap!
Now it's starting to feel like Christmas!! :-)