And by annual I mean this is the second year doing this tradition. But hopefully not the last. Since I moved my sister in law has been one of my greatest friends. So last year and today we got together for a Christmas Baking day. We made my mother in laws amazing molasses cookies. Of which I have eating 5 already today. Going to need to make another batch tomorrow if I want them to last the weekend. (On another note that diet for Christmas pictures is going well.) We also both made batches of that Christmas Cookie Bark that I shared the recipe for the other day. If you havent made it already seriously so easy and so good. Then there is also my big family recipe: mice or poor cookies. I have no idea what their actual name is. Its the most basic cookie with a hint of cinnamon. Rolled out in long strips and then cut into small pieces. I’ll dig out the recipe and share it with you this weekend.
And that special cookie on the right was a surprise from last year. My mom sent it in the mail to get us excited about Christmas. It’s a cookie you write on with a special edible marker. How super cute is that, the cookie and her. I just love Christmas baking days. Makes it feel like the season is here. Listening to my Christmas playlist on Pandora, smelling the spices in all the cookie dough. And all those crazy people doing last minute shopping at the malls. Good thing we do all ours online. Now I’m just the crazy lady stalking my mailman trying to make sure everything gets here in time! Luckily today this little box was sitting at my door when I got home! Eeek I do heart Modcloth so. If I ever win the lottery (that I dont ever play) I will spend a good chunk there. My little sister’s present is inside so I cant give anymore hints about the picture but I had to share because it made me so happy! I think I love giving specially thought out presents as much as receiving them.
Hope you guys are all ready and relaxing in this last week before the big day. Im working on all my handmade gifts at this point, but I cant share any pictures or else those people who know me best might peek! But I will have some awesome tutorials lined up after the 25th so check back often!