Friday, December 12, 2008

Recipe Fun Friday- Parade of Christmas Cookies

I have been wanting to try some new Christmas cookie recipes this holiday season. This week provided just the excuse I needed: our church is holding it's annual Taste of Christmas cookie sale. The money raised from this goes to our Church's Bus Ministry. We have approximately 200 people (kids and adults) that come on our buses each Sunday. And this happens to be a ministry that's especially close to my heart as a Sunday School teacher. So there you have it, the perfect combination: a good cause and a desire to bake! So on with the cookie parade...

Here's my favorite little red-headed Elf cutting out Gingerbread guys and gals. An old favorite that I haven't made for a couple years. We always used to put cinnamon buttons on ours when I was growing up, it just wouldn't seem the same without them.
These Chocolate Cherry Thumbprints are even better than the candies, with just the right amount of sweetness, and the yummy cherry in the middle. They are simply delicious! I made a couple dozen to keep myself... for my families enjoyment of course.
The Professor making Muddy Snowballs. Rest assured, all hands were washed and sterilized beforehand;)
More sugar cookies made from my new snowflake cookie cutter. Simple yet pretty.
The snowballs and gingerbread completed...
I also plan to make some cookies-on-a-stick. If you're wondering how I have time to make all these, the answer is that I make up all my doughs beforehand, then pull them out and bake a couple dozen at a time (at sometimes odd times). I do find baking extremely relaxing, so when I need a break from homeschooling and running to and fro, I pull out the dough and take a time out. Unfortunately, it does make more mess to clean up:)

If you'd like to join us in Recipe Fun Friday, stop by Nikki's and link up.

Have a wonderful weekend~


Mrs. Darling said...

Okay so I stopped in on my way out the door. Love the cookies. when I was growing up we always put raisins on for eyes and buttons but my kids hate raisins.

MyKidsMom said...

Bless you dear woman for stopping by:) We used raisins for the eyes as well, but I'm not too keen on them myself. Love the cinnamons though.

Have a great trip! See you Sunday evening... make sure you bring the eccentric with you, LoL.

Nikki said...

Looks like fun and yummy! It's about time for me to make some cookies, too.

Marva said...

Whew! I thought you had closed up the schooling shop and baked for a week!

Goodness gracious, you have been one busy lady! They all are gorgeous.

You have awonderfully steady hand at decorating.......maybe you should start a business?!


Kaye said...

You're making me hungry for treats! Stop it. =)

jfrogster said...

The cookies look great! So many! I hope the coming snow does not thwart the bakesale. I made 8 dozen or so cookies for it myself.

Frasypoo said...

Yummy !
I live with a diabetic so I end up buying my cookies.
Now why could' nt I have been your neighbour?