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
2. Cherry Bon-Bons
3. Christmas Cutouts
4. Linzer Tarts
5. Muddy Buddies
6. Raspberry-Almond Thumbprints
7. Russian Teacakes
8. And last but not least, Spritz cookies!
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!
Until next week,
4 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!”
Well thank you Amy… Today I am making Applesauce, the house smells so good… and tomorrow I will make baked ziti… I absolutely love Holiday cooking… and sharing with the family…
We’re having ziti on Thursday, courtesy of my mother-in-law!
Oh Man, they look really good… Although I love to cook, I am not much of a baker… joined my daughter in law yesterday and baked some cookies… I made snowballs, although they tasted great, they didn’t look at all like the picture… LOL…..Hope all is well, and You have a wonderful Christmas…
Thank you! If you lived closer I would share them with you! I love to bake, but I’m done with the cookies for this year. On tap today are S’mores Graham Cracker Houses (when the kids get home from school — I’ll put those photos on Facebook) and some hors d’oeuvres for tomorrow. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas.