Sunday, December 20, 2009


THIS IS NOT A POST TO LOOK AT IF YOU ARE HEATH CONSCIOUS AT ALL This is our #1 bestest family cookie. Everyone likes these {peanut butter kiss cookies}, they are the first to get eaten.

This recipe is a very guarded family recipe that is only shared by the most trusted people. Well, not really, it is the start of Crunchy Peanut Butter balls.

The island in my kitchen is transformed once a year into a confectionary delight. My two daughters and two daughters-in-law get together to do our holiday baking. Everyone brings their favorite holiday cookie and candy recipes to make and share. This year we made fifteen different items. There was fudge (with and without nuts, and there is a story behind that but I don't think this is the place to share it), four different kinds of cookies, almond roca, peanut brittle, cream wafers, peppermint bark, red velvet cake balls, crunch peanut butter balls, turtles and a few more I can't think of off the top of my head.

Grandpa, Matthew and Logan were ever so eager to taste test everything after their day of Christmas shopping.

Daughters Natasha and Maria enjoying a little break with some pomegranate 7-UP. We all tried it and gave it a thumbs up, it was tasty.

Our sweet sister-in-law/daughter-in-law Randy is the official sugar cookie maker. We appreciate her so much for enduring our whacked out sense of humor in our family. Yep we really got into the spirit of things with some 'get down' holiday dancing. (And she didn't even roll her eyes or anything, thanks Randy.) Courtney, the other daughter-in-law wasn't able to make it this year, she hurt her back at work and wasn't feeling up to joining us, we sure missed her.

What's Christmas without Sugar Cookies? They are a MUST!

'Til Next Year Girls...
{It is going to take all year to get rid of the lbs. gained)

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Miss Mustard Seed said...

That is an insane amount of cookies. I bet you're beat after that. And I can't imagine how many sticks of butter you must've gone through!

Amy said...

OH MY GARSH! That is a LOT of cookies.. HA! Love it! You ladies were all very busy for sure. Sounds/looks like a wonderful day. Cute aprons. I'm curious about the first photo.. what are those.. they look divine!

tammy said...

I still need to do my baking, unfortunately I won't have the help you girls did.

I had wondered if the pomegranate 7-up was good.

Christine said...

Wow!!! It all looks so deliciously fun!!!

Jane said...

Wow...that's about all I can say!! Everything looks delicious...hope everyone enjoys it.
Happy Holidays.

Rainy Day Farm said...

That was a lot of fun and I am glad I am done!

Beckie said...

WOW! I wish I was part of your family! :) They all look soooo yummy!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and an even better New Year!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

OMGosh I wish I was at your house right now. LOL YUM.

Hope you have a very, Merry Christmas.



Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a wonderful post! Look at all those yummy cookies! I wish my island looked like that right now!!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!!


Janiece said...

I love it! and oh my gosh it looks so good!
I have started throwing all the goodies way at my house.
Ok...maybe I should say...some of them :O)