Today my sister and I got together for our annual cookie baking day. We used to make the dough and bake the cookies all in one day, one very long and tiring day. We've gotten wiser over the years and pre-make dough now. So we just get together to bake everything off. It's much more enjoyable to bake cookies with your best friend!
This year we made:
- White Chocolate Cherry (I use Cranberries) Chunkies
- Yummy Peanut Butter Cookies with chocolate/peanut butter swirled chips
- Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies
- Spicy Oatmeal Cookies
- Russian Teacakes (my mom's favorite)
- Dipped Pretzels
I brought over a salad for lunch: leaf lettuce, spinach, roasted red bell peppers, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, sauteed portobello mushrooms, cannellini beans, and balsamic vinaigrette.
After baking with my sister, we went over to a friends' house for another annual tradition. A very dear friend was killed in 1996. I am still very close to her parents though. So her parents, two other girlfriends (and their families), Jason and I, always get together near Christmas to enjoy an evening of catching up. It was a good day. A special day.