Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Cookies - Penguins

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Are you ready? I'm SOOOO not ready. I was ready, I really was. I had the presents all wrapped, all the cookies were done getting beautiful and bagged up and given to friends, my house was decorated and sparkly clean. Then.... I realized I didn't have any cookies left for my family. No cookies to bring to the in-laws on Christmas Eve, no cookies to bring to my mom's on Christmas day. Totally unacceptable. And what's worse is that I still had all these awesome cookie ideas swirling around in my head that I wanted to make for Christmas. So any normal person would either get over it or go and make a batch of cookie dough. Well we already know that I'm beyond normal. I think the word is hopeless. My daughter took a video of me last Christmas promising to never make too many batches of cookie dough again. Yaaa sure, that lasted... so here we go again. I made 11 batches, yes ELEVEN batches of cookie dough. A bunch of presents that I ordered online arrived waiting to be wrapped and my house got messy with powdered sugar and flour and tons and tons of cookie cutters. Does this girl ever learn...?

Oh well. I am who I am, right?! The good news is that I stayed up late (again) and wrapped all the presents and cleaned up my house sparkly again. I hope to tackle the cookie decorating today and see if I can get a few done in time for my family for Christmas. Remember my penguin fetish? Yaa I know you do. This is what I came up with in my way of penguins. Sorry for the bad photos and bad lighting. I can't seem to take a good picture to save my life. Good thing I can at least make cookies that taste yummy! :-)

 and a Santa stuck in the chimney from eating too many Cristin's Cookies ;-)
 I often wonder if people really read my blog and enjoy the cookie pictures. Today I woke up to the nicest email that truly made my day:
Merry Christmas,
I would like to wish you and your family the most wonderful Christmas!!  Thank you for your blog,, your stories, your passion for decorating cookies.  I love to see your emails arrive,, I am also excited to see what you have done with dough and powdered sugar… You keep me inspired..
A fan,
Iowa City Iowa

So with that, can I just say that y'all truly make my day. I love that there are people out there that enjoy my crazy cookie obsession. My hubby gets to come home to a house that smells yummy, but I can promise you he would rather smell a roast in the oven ;-) I love that y'all enjoy the cookie pictures and my crazy comments and the tutorials. I hope you'll join us for the next cookie challenge coming up in January. Excited!

Merry Christmas everyone! Tomorrow - what else - of course cookies for Santa!

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