Saturday, December 13, 2008

9 hours of baking

I started my cookie marathon at 9:30 this morning. It's 7:15 and I'm finally sitting down for an extended period of time. I'm exhausted, but I'm glad that it's almost all done (I still have some gingerbread dough in the fridge).

The reason for the marathon o' cookies? Operation Baking Gals. Last month I sent chocolate chip cookies, but this month I wanted to send a variety. I think I probably went overboard, but I like the idea of having several types of cookies in there for my soldier.

I am way tired to post the recipes, but here's what I made:

Peanut Butter Bites - they have half of a mini peanut butter cup inside

Toffee Butter Crunch

Gingerbread Cut Outs (which utilized the beautiful new snowflake cookie cutter my Aunt Alice and Uncle Chip sent - and that arrived as I was preparing to roll out the dough)

I loved how the gingerbread came out, so here are a few more pics

Sugar Cookies (that were rolled in colored sugar before baking)

Wedding Cookies

And the package all ready to go:


Mandy said...

Your soldier is going to LOVE this! I'm doing my baking today - I'm on the Cat's Pajamas team.