Holiday Baking, Gift Giving and Merriment

holiday cookie bags
holiday cookie bags

I am feeling good about my holiday productivity this year. Last Sunday, I hosted a cookie baking party and it was great. I had three friends bring over dough that was ready to roll, slice, form into balls, etc. We made cookies, decorated cookies and drank sangria all afternoon. Everyone got to bring home two big trays of cookies to make gift baggies for teachers, friends, neighbors, co-workers, or anyone deserving of a little holiday cheer.

gingerbread cookies and sugar cookies
gingerbread cookies and sugar cookies

Even after the incredible output of the cookie party, mid-week I discovered I needed to make more cookies. So I did another round of gingerbread cookies and sugar cookies, which I decorated with the kids yesterday.

Star Wars holiday sugar cookies: Storm Trooper, Boba Fett, Darth Vader and Yoda
Star Wars holiday sugar cookies: Storm Trooper, Boba Fett, Darth Vader and Yoda

I made extra Star Wars sugar cookies, because nothing says Christmas cheer like a Jedi master and a Sith lord. I especially like how the Yoda cookies turned out.

a tin of cookies for some special friends
a tin of cookies for some special friends

Now most of our remaining cookies are packed up and ready to bring up to family and friends in San Francisco, where we’ll be spending a few days before returning home on Christmas Eve to await the arrival of Santa.

I hope you have a wonderful and happy holiday!

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