Sunday, December 28, 2008

What I did on my Christmas Blogcation

Hello everyone, and a very warm welcome to some new Followers! Sorry I have been so absent lately. I've taken a little blog vacation. Our Christmas was very nice, with time spent traveling to see family and time spent at home.

Now that Christmas gifts have been given I can share some photos of all the cookies I made to share with my family.

Between the Yule Log for our office party and all the cookies, I was busy in the kitchen almost every day for the 2 weeks leading up to Christmas.

Shortbread cutouts.

Bundled shortbread cutouts, ready for gift giving.

These are mocha crackle cookies - the recipe made almost 5 dozen! There was a small legion of them cooling on the counter.

The mocha crackles were my second favorite of all that I made.

Hmm... what might this be?

Ohhh! Homemade Oreos! These were my favorite cookie of all that I made, but there were very few left over.

The Oreo recipe was courtesy of some of my gal pals at work. Thanks girls!

Can't forget the fudge! I made peanut butter, milk chocolate, and chocolate mint varieties.

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season. I'm working on a holiday slideshow to share with you before the year is out.


Q said...

Dear Heather,
These all look yummy! The fudge is calling to me!
Looking forward to reading your journal and getting to know you.
I love my D50. I bonded!!
I take her out walking most days.
The D300 is new and I do love her but she will take some time to learn. Miss 50 is "my camera"... my first love.
Happy New Year.

NW Nature Nut said...

How do I get on the cookie list for next year? ;)
Oh my gosh those look good. I have always wanted to try homemade oreos and I have a recipe I found. They look like a lot of fun.

A Portland Backyard said...

I think I just gained 9 lbs reading your post!

A Portland Backyard said...

Michelle wants to know how we, too, can get on the mailing list?? Great post.

Shellmo said...

I'm w/ the rest of them - I would love to be on your cookie list too! They all look yummy and I love how you packaged them!

Heather said...

-Q: I love my D50 too. It's the first SLR camera I've ever owned. I hope that this year will be the year that I expand my lens collection! Thanks for stopping by!

-NWNN: The oreos were fun to make, and relatively simple, too. I wasn't sure if I was going to have enough filling mixture, but it all worked out perfectly! Let me know if you give your recipe a try.

-Seth and Michelle: Don't get me started on the holiday weight gain! I would be happy to share any of the recipes, if you're interested!

-Shelly: Presentation is half the fun of making the cookies, in my opinion. I found lots of cute, cheap cookie containers and fun holiday ribbon at Big Lots.