Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Cookie Table
I'm not sure how it happened but at some point I took over the holiday baking. My mom always did it before and then it must have been the first year I wasn't managing at Roy's when I was home that I took over. I can't remember but it's become quite a production.
I start waaaaay ahead of the party, like in October. I bake and freeze what I can and then bake the last minute stuff in the days before the party.
Here you see the Revel Bars, my mom's Peanut Kutter kisses, Chocolate Peppermint Decadence and the Cranberry Orange Chews.
I made less cookies this year than the last few years but there were still a ton.
My mom sets up the tablescape and I just add in the cookies. Here are Spritz, Rum Balls, Cherry Winks and some store bought Danish and chocolate cookies.
In the middle we have Lemon Bars Deluxe and store bought fruit cake.
The fruit cake actually went really fast. Do you like fruit cake?
My mom's fudge. She saved the spoon for me to lick. I love the fudge.
I like it without nuts but some say it's not fudge unless it has nuts in it.
Salted Butterscotch Shortbread bars and more Rum Balls.
On the bottom left you see the Easy Peasy Macaroons and the Chocolate-covered Cherry Cookies. On the right are the sugar cookies my niece Makayla and I spent waaaaay too long decorating.
Last but not least the Almond Window Cookies with both apricot and raspberry filling.
I have a sugar high just thinking about it.
Not pictured are the Almond Orange Bites that were displayed by the coffee :)
Let's see... what'll I make next year?