It’s the Monday Before Christmas, and despite the fact that I already had rain hair by noon (Good thing I totally wasted 7 minutes of my life blowing my hair dry without checking the weather this morning.), I think I’m way closer to being ready for Christmas than I was even yesterday. I bought 32 items including this one online today. The true miracle of Christmas is Amazon prime.
Remember this post featuring a beautifully heartbreaking letter from my heartbreakingly beautiful mother? Only click through if you need a good cry or a reminder why you’re torturing yourself and others trying to make Christmas so A-mazing this year. A reader linked to it on her blog today which recalled it to mind. (Nice to meet you, Sarah. Link to me anytime.) I needed to read it again, too.
So yes. That post is the reason I let my kids help me make the cookies, which as we all know is code for “letting them slow me down and make a needless mess”.
That letter from my mom is why I spent hours rolling over 150 little balls of chocolate cookie dough into not one, but two different coats of sugar.
The granulated sugar coat really does keep the powdered sugar from disolving, so that you get a nice high-contrast snowy crackle coat. Well done again, Martha Stewart Cookie book. (Individual recipe here.)
These babies were like delicious brownie bites. Everyone really loved them. Even pre-baked. Now I know you’re thinking a) doesn’t that have raw eggs in it? and b) ew! I ate those cookies that those three kids helped make?! But let me just assure you on both counts that so’s your face.
And we actually had a nice time putting together our little gift bags assembly-line fashion.
Kent accused me of being the rate limiting step, but I contend it was actually Fluffy wire-tying the baggies.
We even had a nice time delivering them all together in large part because the boys fell asleep in the car. Awww! I just love those little nugs so much when they’re unconscious.
The Kemenies (see comments of this post) helped me out so much this year, that I hardly know whether my tag was even true by the end. Except that it 100% was.