As of yesterday the first tins of cookies are stashed away in the downstairs freezer, far away from hungry little hands (can hands be hungry? sure they can, absolutely). These are not the first cookies I've made this season, just the first to make it unmolested into my "For Christmas" stash.
I made Tiffany Snowflakes, which turned out a bit wonky and crooked and my perfectionism was getting all in an uproar, until I realized that my cutter must have gotten squished in the drawer causing the cutouts to be all out of alignment, so I shrugged and made them as purty as I could anyway. I am no great shakes at detail work to begin with...all thumbs, always will be, so I have learned to embrace a certain amount of wonkiness over the years. It adds character, right?
Then I made Spicy Chocolate Love Cookies. Yeah, baby! What do you think Santa will put under your tree if you leave him some of these on Christmas Eve? Something a little naughty, no doubt. ;)
Close up food porn shots:
Mmmmmmm...oh yeah...baby...that's just how I like it. The recipe is a tweaked version of these lovely ones on Luna Cafe.
16 more sleeps...
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