cookie extravaganza

By Friday, December 18, 2009

My book club's third annual cookie and gift exchange was last night and by the size of the headache I have, I would say it was a very fun evening (more coffee please!). The cookies crafted by everyone were pretty amazing too – check out the photos above!

Some of the cookies were family favorites passed down from generation to generation — peanut butter balls (or Buckeyes as my family calls them), cookies adorned with Hershey kisses, powder-sugar-coated pecan crescents; others were new ones found in magazines or on the Internet. My friend Cecilia made these amazing, traditional Swedish “toffees” from her homeland that were meltingly good and were made with beet syrup — a fun new ingredient to check out! Whether a new recipe or a tried-and-true heirloom, last night proved that the act of baking and sharing with loved ones continues on; that it will always be “in style”; that something our grandmothers and mothers and aunts did, we too can do — but in our own way.

Thanks ladies for another fabulous year! Can’t wait for the next.


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  1. Yummy! I'm sad, I packaged all my cookies up as gifts and now there's nothing left for me. Oh well, my waistline will thank me :)