In case you didn’t know, it is a little challenging to write when your dog is like a second skin. Right now she is cuddled right up next to me with one of her legs thrown over my arm as if to let me know I can’t go anywhere. It is a little awkward to type, but I make it work.
What does that have to do with cookies, you might be asking. Well, nothing, but I just had to share because she is being so stinking cute and lovable right now.
The holidays have really snuck up on me this year. I’ve done no shopping and no baking. Usually by now most presents have been purchased and I’ve chosen the recipes I want to make. Last year I made cookies and sent to family and friends for the holidays.
Which is why I was so thankful my friend Jen, in Albuquerque, just invited me to her annual cookie making workshops. The workshops are fun to do and there are some good laughs with mostly complete strangers. There are even some nice tips and techniques shared throughout by all the bakers.
The best thing is I walk away with many dozens of cookies. Some I put in our cookie jar. Some I take to work to share at the cookie exchange. Some I share with neighbors. And some I send off as presents.
To make the event the most effective, I need to make sure there is room in the freezer. All cookies to be mailed are frozen first. Then by the time the cookies arrive at their final destination, they have thawed and are ready to eat.
It is a win-win all the way around. Everyone gets some great tasting cookies and I get to do some baking. Something I haven’t been able to do for a few weeks due to work and other personal events.
Now, all I have to remember is to make sure I don’t forget to put the butter out to soften, which is often my smack my forehead moment.
Happy Holiday baking everyone!