On December 12th my very good friend Alycia and I had our first annual baking day!! Now I bet you can remember awhile I posted about the Baking Day tradition I have with my family and how much I love that tradition...well now I get to have two baking days each year and I couldn't be happier!
This year we held baking day at my house and Alycia lugged all her baking tools (yes she brought her own KitchenAid, of course we needed both) and we got started at 9 AM!!
Here we are at the end of the day!! We didn't have anyone to take our picture in the AM, but we are still smiles here at 5:30 PM!
Photo taken by Chuck (thanks Honey)
Because I was worried we wouldn't get all of our recipes done (we had 12) I decided to bake up the sugar cookies on saturday and OMG these looked great! I was so suprised that they all held their shape so well!! I couldn't wait to frost them the next day!
One of our first recipes are these amazing little gems!
They are called Choco Mint Blossoms and they are so delicious! Yes that is a Peppermint Kiss on top! I just love seasonal candy!
These are our Suprise Cookies that we both were looking forward and it ended up being a HUGE DUD!! Neither of us were impressed!
And then our Peppermint Chocolate Sandwiches....YUM!! Alycia whipped up an amazing mint frosting!
Cinnamon Sugar Butter Cookies, A.K.A Snickerdoodles! I was amazed because I cannot bake Snickerdoodles but these little suckers taste just like them! YAY!
Our massive amount of cookies at the end of the day! Can you say success?? We could definitely smell success :-)
Our beautiful sugar cookies! If you look close you'll make out quite a few Oakland A's themed ones (hint - anything green and yellow)
I had so much fun baking all day with Alycia and am so excited that we are making this a new tradition!!! In total we made 11 out of our 12 cookies. That amounts to 357 cookies, which equals 29.75 dozen!! Yeah we had a huge cookie overload! Even after I made a HUGE platter for work we still had three different platefuls. Then I put together a plate for Book Club and I still had a huge plate left!!
Here's a list of all the cookies we baked - Lemon Snowdrops, Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, Cinnamon Sugar Butter Cookies, Giant Chocolate Sugar Cookies, Suprise Cookies, Cappucinno Spice Cookies, Carrot Cake Cookies, Lemon Sugar Snaps, Chocolate Dipped Macaroons, Choco Mint Blossoms, and Sugar Cookies!!
Oh yes you could say we rocked it :-)