It's holiday time and I've been baking cookies!
Typically, I whip up a ton of sugar cookies in forms of stockings, stars, trees, and other holiday shapes. That means coloring lots of frosting and lots of cleanup. This year, I took a bit of a shortcut and went for only one shape -- the old xmas tree.
I spruced (heh!) the trees up with sugar decorations (snowflakes, candy canes), and colored dusts. (Cue the blurry iPhone photos...)
Here are some snowflake-covered trees:
And my best work was the batch of glammed-up trees like this one:
Oh, and how could I forget my little army of gingerbread men?
After all that baking, I whipped up some spicy peanut brittle and some coconut-cashew truffles.
Whew! I'm exhausted!
Here's wishing all of my loyal blog readers a very happy holiday season and prosperous 2008.