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The 3rd Annual Cookie Extravaganza

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Here’s the plan –

  • Contact a good number of your baking friends, invite them to spend a day of cookie baking at your house and ask them to kick in $15.00 to cover supplies.
  • Do all the shopping to make about 30 batches of cookies.

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  • Start making the cookie dough the night before –

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(Having two borrowed mixers along with friends measuring out dry ingredients really helped that process!)

  • Find as many flat surfaces as you can for work surfaces and storage surfaces.

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  • Come Saturday morning – let the baking begin!

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Loved that we had some little helpers join the party!
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Almond Shortbread Thumbprint cookies – Yum!
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Rolling and dipping the (endless) gingersnaps – Oh, My!
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Waiting for a turn in one of the two ovens, hanging out with the gingersnaps.

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Frosting the White Chocolate Cranberry Bliss cookies and getting the very last of the cookies onto the cookie sheets.
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  • Don’t forget to set up a “Real Food” station for when the urge for something without sugar kicks in!

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  • Be prepared for even the best organization to eventually dissolve into cookie chaos!
  • But also be ready for some Bee-U-Ti-Ful end results!

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  • At the end of the day, send everyone home with about 8 dozen assorted oh-so-yummy Christmas Cookies.
  • Load the dishwasher and get the next batch ready to load.
  • Collapse on the sofa and remember that the rest of the mess will still be there when you wake up!
Merry Christmas Cookies, Everyone!