Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Cookies

For a few years now,
a good friend of mine
comes out to spend the weekend.
We bake for 2 straight days.

Here are the fruits cookies of our labor.

From top left to bottom right:

Russian Tea Cakes
Spumoni: Log, Sliced and Baked
Ginger Snaps
Spritz: although I forgot to take a picture of the red ones! (can anyone recommend a decent cookie press?  I have 3 and struggle with them all)!
Peanut Butter Blossoms

She has a large family
so she gets most of the goodies.
Our freezers and
families are mighty happy!

Left to do:
Fudge ( my downfall)
Sugar Cookies.


Ellie said...

Oh yum, these all look delicious. I bet you enjoyed your time in the kitchen. Nothing like immersing yourself into it.
Enjoy the fruits (cookies) of your labour :))

Mari said...

They look so good! i haven't done any baking yet, and this is the week to get started.

Adrienne said...

Holy cow...never seen anything quite like that! How fun to have a friend to share your tradition with!

♥ Helen said...

You and your friend have worked very well. Lots of nice cakes :)Your families are very lucky.

Madi and Mom said...

are you a professional baker?
The cookies are GORGEOUS and I bet your home smells yummy. My peeps drug a huge green thing in the house yesterday then spent the afternoon trying to make it pretty enough to leave in the house. They could have just left it outside and saved lots of time...just sayin'
Hugs Madi

Kerri said...

Fun Fun Fun

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jill, they ALL look so yummy!... wow!... you baked up a storm... fudge is my downfall too!... xoxo Julie Marie PS LOVE your snow word in your previous post!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I see many of my favorites here, Jill.

As for the fudge, you might try this recipe. It's no-fail. I promise:

Sonya Heilmann said...

Yum, yum, yum!! Look at all those tasty cookies!!

TexWisGirl said...

i'm sure it's a lot more fun to do it together!

Furry Bottoms said...

These are the first Xmas cookies I have seen this season yet. I need to SEE the cookies to get more into the spirit! Thank you!

snowwhite said...

Oh, they look very yummy, yummy!! Your family and friends are very lucky to enjoy such delicious cookies! Are all of them typical Christmas cookies?? Each of them must have an interesting story, I guess. I am hungry.
Best wishes,

Donna said...

Oh my, a girl after my own heart! I do the same thing and I'm so glad to see someone else does! Your cookies look really good! Russian Tea Cakes I haven't made for years! I just got a Pampered Chef Cookie Press I hope is good - I will let you know if it is easy after I try it!

I'll bet you and your friend have a blast in the kitchen!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Your cookies look really good. I saw this press on QVC yesterday that I was so tempted to purchase. It was under $20 and it was ELECTRIC. You could use it as a cookie press but also to decorate. The lady was pushing these cookies out of it so fast and with no problem at all. I have tried a few cookie presses and they always give me a headache. I think I'm going to go look on their website for it. Enjoy your day!

Teresa said...

Wow - they look wonderful! I hope you saved some for when your friends drop by ;)

Flora said...


Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Jill! What a great way to get it all done and with someone fun to do it with! I love the fudge too but sugar cookies with butter cream frosting!!! OH HEAVEN!

Chatty Crone said...

I need you here this weekend for my cookie exchange!!! sandie

My Grama's Soul said...

I think I just gained l5 lbs just looking at these pictures.



BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Oh Jill, that looks scrumptious!! All of those are my favorites.... Except I've never had the spumoni...I'll have to give them a try. Warm Hugs,

Michaele said...

I wondered if we were going to see photos of your sweets. Now, if only George Strait were to come and help, I might take up baking.

Michaele said...

p.s. those ginger snaps are calling my name.

Anonymous said...

They look yummy! I've tried for the past two years to get some of my gal friends together for a cookie baking party, but the weather always cancels it for us! :)

Jill Wellington said...

Oh, my GOSH! Those cookies look amazing! I wish you would bake for me. I haven't even started and I don't really like to do it, but I like to EAT it!

Jill, I love how your dressed up your blog for Christmas.

Jackie said...

Mmmmmm looks good :)

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Can I come over. I would love to have a cookie or 2 or 3 with you while we sit in your backyard enjoying the view, snow and some hot chocolate. LOL.
Your blog is so fun to read. You always have such different things to post about.

Lisa RedWillow said...

My Sister loved George at one time.
Lovely blog Jill.