Last Wednesday I packed up my mixer and I hit the road for Doreen’s house for our annual cookie baking day. This is year 3 and it’s come to be a day I look forward to more and more each year.
She has a beautiful home and a lovely kitchen with enough space for both of us to spread out and mix, roll, press, bake and cool to our heart’s content.
We made Cherry Chocolate Kisses, Ginger Cookies, Peanut Butter Balls, Spritz, and Hidden Kisses. In other words, we were busy and baking all afternoon! And we make a great team because, while I don’t mind mixing and dipping, I don’t like rolling all those little balls. Doreen on the other hand, doesn’t enjoy dipping so much but she doesn’t mind rolling at all.
Of course despite our ambitious list of cookies to make, we made time for wine, too! And we wore our Naughty and Nice aprons, although, once again, she was the nice one. I guess, despite my face, that’s pretty appropriate since Doreen is one of the nicest people I know.
I’m so glad we started this tradition. I made cookies and candy this weekend (Gingerbread Men, Confetti Cookies, Spiral Christmas Cookies, Salted Chocolate Toffee, and Chocolate Peppermint Candies) and it wasn’t nearly as fun without her!