Merry Christmas!

There are two reasons I didn’t write a regular post for this week: first, I had an eye exam today (Monday) and my pupils were dilated. Thus I couldn’t read or write for several hours.

And second, I made cookies–lots of cookies–over the weekend and today when I wasn’t at the eye doctor, so I never really had a chance to sit down and write a post.

I have a bit of good news: 2014 was the year I finally learned how to use the cookie press. I’ve been unsuccessful so many times trying to make Spritz cookies. This Christmas was sort of my last-ditch attempt to get them right. Turns out you’re not supposed to use parchment paper with a cookie press. Who knew? So I got rid of the parchment paper and the press worked like a charm!

So here are the photos:

1. Austrian Chocolate Balls

Austrian Chocolate Balls

2. Cherry Bon-Bons

cherry bon-bons

3. Christmas Cutouts

Christmas Cutouts 1Christmas Cutouts 2Christmas Cutouts 3

4. Linzer Tarts

Linzer Tarts

5. Muddy Buddies

Muddy Buddies

6. Raspberry-Almond Thumbprints

Raspberry Almond Thumbprints

7. Russian Teacakes

Russian Teacakes

8. And last but not least, Spritz cookies!

Spritz 1Spritz 3

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!

Until next week,