Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Cookie Table

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I'm not sure how it happened but at some point I took over the holiday baking. My mom always did it before and then it must have been the first year I wasn't managing at Roy's when I was home that I took over. I can't remember but it's become quite a production.

I start waaaaay ahead of the party, like in October. I bake and freeze what I can and then bake the last minute stuff in the days before the party.

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Here you see the Revel Bars, my mom's Peanut Kutter kisses, Chocolate Peppermint Decadence and the Cranberry Orange Chews.

I made less cookies this year than the last few years but there were still a ton.

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My mom sets up the tablescape and I just add in the cookies. Here are Spritz, Rum Balls, Cherry Winks and some store bought Danish and chocolate cookies.

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In the middle we have Lemon Bars Deluxe and store bought fruit cake.

The fruit cake actually went really fast. Do you like fruit cake?

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My mom's fudge. She saved the spoon for me to lick. I love the fudge.

I like it without nuts but some say it's not fudge unless it has nuts in it.

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Salted Butterscotch Shortbread bars and more Rum Balls.

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On the bottom left you see the Easy Peasy Macaroons and the Chocolate-covered Cherry Cookies. On the right are the sugar cookies my niece Makayla and I spent waaaaay too long decorating.

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Last but not least the Almond Window Cookies with both apricot and raspberry filling.

I have a sugar high just thinking about it.

Not pictured are the Almond Orange Bites that were displayed by the coffee :)

Let's see... what'll I make next year?

10 comments:

  1. Everything was so good ,,,and so pretty!!! luvuallbye

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  2. That is amazing!!!! I cannot believe that you just had Peanut and now you're doing all of this. I think the only thing I was able to accomplish after having my baby was to wash my hair every three days and I was proud of that. I'm going to be making the orange cranberry cookies today. YUM!!

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  3. dang. that is a lot of cookies. yum!

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  4. Yes, I love fruitcake! And fudge with walnuts! And a bite of every thing else on the table! Your cookie photos would make great Christmas cards! lol

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  5. You ROCK girl. Thanks for all those recipes. What a spread:)

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  6. yum! It's like a little bit of Cookie Heaven. Ok, a lotta bit.

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  7. Now that's a cookie party!!! I only made monster cookies and spritz cookies today. Oh, and brownie pops. Technically they aren't a cookie, but they were yummy!!! Cookies are good for breast milk production I hear. :)

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  8. Wow, I've also heard that cookies are good for your milk!!!

    Merry Christmas to you and B and peanut!

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  9. That cookie table looks awesome!! I'm really impressed that you could bake anything with a newborn. And I think fudge is better without nuts.

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  10. I think I gained a few pounds just reading this post. Looks delicious. My holiday favorite are hello dollies. They're chocolate chip and butterscotch chip bars on a grahamn cracker crust with coconut topping and drizzles with condensed milk. Simply mouthwatering.

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