so ya, cookies….I made a lot this year [this being my second year trying to bake cookies] Although these turned out better than last years I have come to the conclusion that cookies are NOT my forte.
They all taste good….I would like them to taste AMAZING!
I spent Sunday morning packaging all the cookies I had made earlier in the week. I took some photos in case anyone didn’t know how to pack a mean ass Christmas cookie 😉
|I use coloured tissue paper, then waxed paper and always tie a pretty ribbon and slap a bow on them 😀 beautiful.|
For those interested [b/c every recipe had some form of disaster in it OR I forgot to take pictures of it] these are the recipes I used this year:
- Chocolate Espresso Snowcaps (as per my desserts of the month page)
- Scottish Shortbread [one of my favs from All Recipes]
- Mini PB Cups [modified from Meet Virginia’s recipe]
- White Chocolate-dipped Oreo’s [found on this post]
- The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER [adding red & green smarties in place of choc-chips]
I also made these Gingerbread Cupcakes…..
|even the icing was a complete disaster|
Anyway on /w the cookies!
It is also my family’s tradition to decorate rolled cookies together. We asked my mom how long this would go on for, as my youngest sib is now 24! She said forever. So if by chance I’m still blogging at 40 you can expect that I will always have to throw sprinkles on her cookies 😛
Don’t we all look so thrilled to be involved in this occasion?
Logan also took a whack at his first year decorating….although knowing my mother she probably “helped” baby Lo decorate last year and I have no recollection of it.
|Logan LOVED decorating his….and by decorating, I really mean destroying.|
Overall Christmas baking [for me] takes the fun out of baking. I like making new recipes and such but overall I am always a stressful mess when it comes to figuring out WHEN I should start baking, HOW I’m going to get everything organized and finished on time, WHERE I will store them so they don’t go stale, WHO should get a tin of them, WHAT I was thinking and WHY I put myself through this????????
I guess I just do it so hopefully one year my cookies will a) be AWESOME and b) I’ll feel proud to give them as a gift and c) Logan will love decorating my cookies just like I do my moms 😉
In fitness news….I WAS going to save this for another post b/c honestly it just didn’t fit in /w talks of cookies and baking but I wanted everyone to know that I got in a 1hr and 40min ride on the bike yesterday while watching the season finale of Survivor.
I would like to thank Steve! anyone on dailymileknows who Steve is – he is one of the nicest, motivating individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of “meeting” I don’t know how he does it but he manages to write nice comments on EVERYBODY’s workouts 😀 He sent me a msg asking why I hadn’t posted in a while and so I got right on the bike Thanks Steve xoxox
|I realize this info isn’t accurate|
I am so glad I took this shot b/c when I hit 100 mins is reset the time. My ending km’s were 43.3! which is basically 27miles!!!! This was the longest ride spent on an in door bike and my bum was sooooo sore yesterday.