Annual Cookie/Candy Making Day – 2011

Annual Cookiei Baking Day

Wednesday was our Annual Cookie/Candy Making Day.  I have been doing this with my mom and girls for years.

The last several years we have invited various friends and neighbors to join us and it has become a much anticipated and looked forward to event.  It is a bit trickier to do now that my girls are away at school and we have to wait until they are home but it is still as much fun.  And a big mess too!!

Thankfully my sweet friend Dyann showed up and just started doing dishes!

We made lots of cookies and candy.  There was a batch of egg nog cookies, almond sugar cookies, white chocolate cinnamon pretzels, chocolate crinkles, and raspberry almond shortbread cookies.

We had fudge makers and caramel makers.  Although it was a bad day for fudge.

Everyone pitched in and helped and it was fun!

Clark helped out by doing some of the test tasting.

I only wish I had more than one oven.  Two would be great but I’m thinking I could really use three!!

The best part though?  Spending time with my mom, friends and my girls!

We took a lunch break and enjoyed a Yummy Bowl!

We went through copious amounts of flour, sugar, butter and cream but oh we had fun!

The bakers and candy  makers took a game break.

And there was a knitting lesson going on too.

The next morning I got up and made 24 of these lovelies – peppermint bark caramel apples!!

Here’s a link to the cute tags that I downloaded for free and printed.

Just two more days – are you ready?


  1. 1
    Kasey says:

    Looks so yummy. Cute pics. Merry Christmas!

  2. 2

    I’m ready!! Just packing up a cooler to take to friends’ tonight for our annual Christmas dinner . Cookies were all done last week, it’s just the last minute things now.

    Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
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  3. 3
    kelly says:

    what a great tradition, you must not be a control freak, i can’t take that huge mess and everyone everywhere! i think i’m ready, 255$ grocery bill just for the christmas weekend!

  4. 4
    Elaine says:

    Love the packaging for your Christmas goodies as well….where do you get the cute labels?

  5. 5
    stacy says:

    looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing. I’m getting my friends together next year! The game looks really fun. Do you know what game that it is?

  6. 6
    stacy says:

    also will you post your peppermint apple recipe for me or is that one you keep close to your vest?

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