With Christmas on its way, there wafts into the room thoughts of baking cookies. Sugar cookies, ginger cookies, raisin and fruit cookies, log cookies, coconut wrapped snowballs, chocolate swirl cookies ...
Baking cookies and decorating them with icing and sprinkles are one of those really special memories of one's childhood Christmases. My mom would make sugar cookies and cut them out into stars and trees and round scalloped shapes. And we got to sprinkle the sugar on top, after we washed our hands.
So, that's me with my tres chic haircut and my cute heart-shaped apron. Learning the art of rolling dough and sprinkling just a wee bit of flour to keep it from sticking.
And dear little sister Kathy looking on. Don't you just love how she's holding her head in her sweet little hands? Why does a person get a pang in the heart? Is it the innocence, the potential we see?
Now, I'm sure she was taking notes even at that most tender age, for at age 10 she made her first poppy seed chiffon cake (from scratch) and then started tackling sweet dough recipes after that. Baking for her is still a joy -- you'll find some of her yummy recipes at Endlessly Delicious. Her Butter Tart post is busy with hits this time of year, and she's recently posted a yummy recipe for PB Chocolate Spiral Cookies.
I haven't gotten started on any Christmas baking yet this year. So now I think I can really, really start to sink into Christmas dreamin' and thinkin' about my wee bit of baking list.
Brenda and Snowflake
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