Saturday, December 17, 2016

I'm Ready to Bake Christmas Cookies


Today I went to my local grocery store to get everything I need to start 
baking Christmas cookies.  The log jam in the baking isle was enough to
make me think I might just sit down on the floor and start crying, or 
head over to the wine section where two sweet ladies were handing out
samples ;-)  It was crazy!!!




I managed to keep myself together without any tears or wine and I
believe I purchased everything I need.  At least I hope I have everything
because I am not looking forward to facing any more crowds for at least
a day or two.

Tomorrow afternoon I will start baking the cookies.  I give almost all of them
away to neighbors and friends.  I really look forward to putting the trays
together each year.  I have come to know who likes what, and so I set up
each tray depending on preference.  For example, Dr Fred loves my 
chocolate chip walnut cookies, so I always make sure he gets extra.



It has been really, really warm here today, but the temps are 
supposed to take a nose dive.  If it does get as cold as predicted, 
tomorrow will be a perfect day for lighting a fire in the fire place,
baking cookies and watching old Christmas movie favorites.
I am looking forward to a happy and cozy baking day.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

9 comments:

  1. I will be making my Fruit Cake Cookies tomorrow afternoon! I had to order the candied fruit online as I can't find any at the grocery stores!
    The weather has arrived. As I sit here in the sewing room at my desk, I can hear everything banging around outside! No telling what it will look like tomorrow!!!

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  2. Love the spoons! I haven't baked much this Christmas (Ben busymaking gifts) but I'm getting the hankering to do so now. Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas!

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  3. What sweet measuring spoons! Enjoy your baking time.

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  4. Worked at JoAnn's today & as I left there were snow flurries. It's been really cold for about 2 weeks. Then 35 minutes in line at the post office. Should have went before work. At least I've managed to make polvorones, chocolate peanut butter fudge, peppermint fudge & rice crispy treats drizzled with peanut butter and chocolate. Now if I can just summon the energy to wrap a few gifts I'll be good. Happy baking Susan.🍪🍪🍪

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  5. I got my supplies a few weeks ago, and the aisles were jammed then. Made 2 more trips since then. There are 8 batches done and probably 4 more kinds to go. I make them mostly for family, friends and my neighbors, like you, I know which ones they like best!!

    We have a good amount of snow and freezing temps, so its been great for baking and watching the movies.........My favorite is Christmas in Connecticut.......Merry Christmas to you!!!

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  6. Enjoy your baking! I have been so busy with the Grands this year that I've not made one cookie yet. I think I'll try to make some and let Tiger and Scout 'help'!!

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  7. Ahh--my butter is on the counter getting soft so I can bake some cookies--
    but so far the elves haven't shown up to do it--
    and I am sooo achy today--
    only time will tell if any get done today!!!!
    love and laughter, di

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  8. Is it cold enough for you today? Here in the pineywoods of east Texas we should get up to 22. Skies are clear so I'm making divinity. Have a great Christmas!

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  9. We are having the same cold Susan. It is a perfect weekend to bake for sure. Enjoy preparing all your cookies to give as gifts from your kitchen and heart. Merry Christmas to you and Bentley.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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