How was everyone’s Christmas?

Mine was really, really great this year. Between my boyfriend’s family and my own, we have a lot of stops to make for holidays. This year, we actually spread everything out over a long Christmas weekend which made things so much more relaxed and enjoyable. Although, I have to admit, by last night, I was sooo ready to be done with Christmas (oh god, does this mean I’m an adult now?).

I had Christmas eve off from work and spent literally thirteen hours baking cookies (with maybe a one hour break in the middle somewhere to run to the store for more ingredients). I baked at least 21 dozen, but I kind of lost count…. Long story short: I LOVE CHRISTMAS COOKIES. It brings me joy to make a list of everything I’m going to bake, buying all the ingredients, and spending a whole day (or a couple of days) creating delicious treats for the people I love. And hearing Ohmygod Odessa your cookies are amazing is like a drug. Thank you. More cookies for you next year. This year’s list of Christmas cookies ended up including:

chewy ginger molasses cookies (I subbed regular butter and added 1/3 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger)

white chocolate cranberry cookies

sea salt double chocolate cookies

peppermint mocha cookies (MY GOD. these cookies were ridiculously good. by far my favorite this year)

andes mint chocolate chip cookies (added in regular semi-sweet chips with the andes chips. boyfriend gave these two thumbs up)

candy cane kiss blossoms (minus the sprinkles)

 

Peppermint Mocha Christmas Cookies and Christmas Tree

Peppermint Mocha Christmas Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Christmas Cookies

Peppermint Blossom Christmas Cookies

Peppermint Blossom Christmas Cookies

white chocolate chip christmas cookies

salted double chocolate christmas cookies

Cute Christmas Tags from Target

Presents Under the Christmas Tree

Bandit in the Christmas Tree

Bandit in the Christmas Tree

Bandit in the Christmas Tree

Bandit in the Christmas Tree

Bandit and Christmas Presents

Kitty and Christmas Tree

Kitty and Christmas Tree

Odessa and Jensen Yearly Christmas Photo

Odessa and Jensen Yearly Christmas Photo

Odessa and Jensen Yearly Christmas Photo

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