10th Annual Cookie Bake Off

cookie ingredients

Warning: Nothing healthy on this page but the story of a good time and a great tradition.

One weekend a year, my mother and I spend the better part of 48 hours baking.  We make all sorts of confections.  Some recipes are old and have stood the test of time.  Some are new and experimental.

While we do strive to actually make good food that we can share at work and with our neighbors, I think the best part is spending the weekend goofing off together and completing a project.

It doesn’t hurt that occasionally a cookie will break.  We would not dream of handing out broken cookies so we hide the evidence.  Mmmmm.

Maybe next year we will start to incorporate healthier substitutes into our recipes.  For now we will just sit back, rest our legs, and enjoy the memories of another successful cookie weekend.


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26 thoughts on “10th Annual Cookie Bake Off

  1. Just finished making my sugar cookies. They always take the longest with the rolling, baking, frosting, and decorating. Now my back hurts, and I couldn’t wait to get out of the kitchen. I have a total of five different baked goods now. Might go for one more than call it quits. 🙂

    Your ginger cookies look yummy, and your oven is cleaner than mine…

  2. We gave up on sugar cookies a couple of years ago. They seemed to take forever and then we would regret how many we made about half way through decorating them. Sounds like you need a spa day now! It is that “just one more” feeling that got us into devoting a weekend to them. Totally worth it but tiring. Enjoy!!!!
    p.s. that is my mom’s oven 😉

    • Thanks for the visual taste test!! Maybe we should just hand out pictures one year and tell people we are thinking about their health. Maybe for April Fools Day. It is fun and tasty but always a little guilty. 😉

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