Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Second Annual (mini) Bake-a-thon

Tabitha is one of my favorite people in Charleston. We connected the first time we met because we both love music, the beach, and baking. She's fun and easy to talk to and she likes to hang out with me. That's a bonus, you know. We got together last year to bake Christmas cookies, so this was officially the second annual bake-a-thon. If you can really call 5 hours of baking a bake-a-thon. Probably not, but it is as good as a full-time nurse anesthetists student and full-time mommy can do. We had fun and plan on continuing our tradition every year. Maybe someday we'll turn our event into a real extravaganza. How fun would that be!?!
I decided to only make 3 kinds of cookies this year since I was limited on time. 
Egg nog cookies. I have to admit. I wasn't a huge fan of these. I saw them on Pinterest and thought they looked delish. Really, they came out more like glorified sugar cookies. They weren't bad, but the egg nog flavor wasn't super distinct. 
 Parker really wanted to help Tabi dip her chocolate peanut butter balls. I was able to dissuade him.
I'm telling you, this kid loves to bake. He just stood and watched. Don't feel too bad for him, though, I had let him do his reindeer cookies just a few hours prior to Tabitha coming over.
Though totally easy and requiring little work, these 6 layer cookie bars are so scrumptious.
The last ones turned out pretty yummy. There are a few tweaks I need to make to the recipe, but they didn't disappoint. Watch out! Next year, you won't be able to eat just one. 
What sugary things have you baked this season? Do share!


Heidi said...

Those last ones look like what I would like. Yum! I made a chocolate peppermint trifle last week. It was decent. Needs some adjustments next year.

DavidandSteff said...

I love trifles, and this season I heart everything peppermint. These Chocolate cookies had a cream cheese peppermint filling.

Jill said...

Steff, we have baked it up this year... thanks to Pinterest! We made the santa hat brownie bites last night. My girls favs are the rolo turtles,puppy chow, chocolate chip cookies,snickerdoodles are on the horizon! Love the blog!

DavidandSteff said...

yum, Jill! i need to come to your house! lol