Thursday, December 11, 2008

CHRISTMAS COOKIE CRAZINESS

Here is my day--birthday breakfast with friends, picked-up by my mother and taken to the mall for 1.5 hours to help with ideas for may family for Christmas, mom drops me off at Country Club for late birthday lunch with another girl friend, who drives me home and I get in the car to get my kids (2 hour process with activities).

Right now, I am suppose to be at a party (friend is having an open house at his ophthalmology office and then off to a fundraiser "Time for Women" which is at an incredible home with fabulous people and it is an exclusive list that you must attend and donate to keep being invited. Well, I probably just ruined that invitation for next year. As you can see, I am home trying to baking fancy Christmas cookies for our cookie exchange/gift for teachers tomorrow and a Bûche de Noël for my daughter's french class. Oldest daughter also needs a snack for school. I think my priorities are screwed up.
FYI: The William Sonoma staff person said that the trick to making these fancy stained class window cookies is crushed up Lifesavers instead of colored sugar. I will let you know how these cookies turn out. Yes, I purchased the sugar cookie mix (needed a little simplicity).
COOKIE BAKING UPDATE: Did I say that I do not like to cook? Well, my dog ate the first
unfrosted Bûche de Noël right off the counter--this is not the first time for this and guess what, I have not learned; I believe it happened last Christmas too.

Secondly, the cookie mix from William Sonoma is delicious but the small crystal sprinkles do not work; you must use chopped lifesavers. Made 8 cookies and quit for the night. My school will not miss my effort (I have learned this over the years) and I will spend the time making cookies for my kids.

Tomorrow, I will help with cookie exchange, walk with a friend, lunch with a friend, get another christmas tree since our last one fell over and the needles were all falling off. Two parties on Sat. and one Sunday. Crazy, crazy but fun!

12 comments:

TN Mimi said...

I purchased a big tub of cookie dough from Project Graduation in our community & it was great! A real timesaver!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

Glad to see you are back blogging! I know you had a crazy November!
Totally use Lifesavers! I used to make them with my mom all the time when I was a kid. We call them "magic window cookies". Very fun!
Good luck!

Kate said...

Yummy! What a clever idea to put the sprinkles inside

mom of 4 said...

Thanks for reading my blog in October!! I have new posts and would love for you to read them!!

mom of 4 said...

I love the pictures you posted of the Ball. I am the chair of a Ball right after Christmas and am always looking for new ideas! Loved the bathrooms! What a nice touch. Thanks for the inspiration!

mom of 4 said...

I love the pictures you posted of the Ball. I am the chair of a Ball right after Christmas and am always looking for new ideas! Loved the bathrooms! What a nice touch. Thanks for the inspiration!

The Decorated House said...

It was good catching up with you!
I remember making those cookies. They are so cute. Slow down girl, and enjoy the season.

Donna

The Pink Tutu said...

Wow isn't it such a busy time of year? Glad you have some fun things to do though! Those cookies are so beautiful, what a great idea!

SPG said...

Lovely cockies!!!

Nantucket Karen said...

Not sure if I read it write, but "Happy Birthdy"?? I could literally "live" in William Sonoma!
Those cookie photo's are so pretty!

Mom x 2 said...

Happy belated birthday!!

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

You guys are so sweet. I was taking my friends out for their birthdays. Mine is in Feb. Thanks for your thoughts though.