Yesterday was one of those perfect days for baking it snowed all day long. My kids practically begged me to make the gingerbread houses with them. Ok ... not quite. We cheat a little bit, usually a store bought kit. My daughter really gets into the decorating. Ok I admit these are my least favorite things to bake. However, I love the process and spending time with the kids. We baked our own gingerbread men to go in our little village. My son likes the engineering part more than the actual decorating.
It was National Cookie Day yesterday, did you eat one?? I know we did at our house. Here's some yummy ideas that I want to make.
this book too.
Maple Pecan Shortbread from Lick the Bowl Good
Oh how I love shortbread!
I love the combo of toffee and chocolate.
If that's not enough check out Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen for more ideas it was Cookie week this last week.
I like National Cookie Network for tips and tricks about baking cookies, freezing them, cookie exhange party info or if you have any problems while baking. Is anyone having an exchange this year, I'd love to hear about it.
Here's some links to my favorite cookies and tried and true recipes!
Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips, everybody loves these and for the holidays you can do red/green chips~
Double Chocolate Cookies, Martha
Merry Baking Season,