Posted on June 02 2014
Can you believe my last blog post was before Christmas?! After weeks of dissecting, discussing, and of course digesting Christmas Cookie recipes I left my readers in the lurch for almost 6 months! I can’t believe it myself. What is the saying? Time flies when you’re having fun? Well fun (otherwise known as raising a toddler, growing your small business, corralling two dogs and a husband, baking a few pies (more on that later), trying to have some life and maybe a nap or two!) Fast forward from then and we have successfully made it through another great season in South Florida and I am looking forward to the summer ahead to catch up on some big projects, I will certainly share with you, as well as trying to carve out a little bit of that life I was talking about earlier.
And finally…Drum roll please…
The Results of the Christmas Cookie Exchange 2013:
Ina Garten’s Linzer Cookies took home the grand prize of best tasting cookie of the night. Not to sound too egotistical but as soon as I tasted that shortbread and raspberry jam combination I knew I had it in the bag. With that much butter and sugar in one cookie – how could I not win? For those of you that missed it here is the prize winning recipe: Mini Linzer Cookie Recipe. And just to get you a bit more into the holiday spirit here are some pictures from our first annual Christmas Cookie Exchange.
Our host, Elva (our Quilter extraordinaire) has a Christmas tree for every room!
A few light snacks before the cookie tasting begins
The cookie lineup and voting tins...
And of course I can't resist a beautiful picture of my mom (in white)
Only 205 more days till Christmas!!