I know I should be stitching but instead I am baking!
or at least doing all the prep work for my upcoming cookie marathon!
Each year I bake a dozen different cookies and make up cookie boxes and trays for friends and neighbors.
First I decide on what cookies to make and gather the recipes.
Some cookies I make every years - Mint Snowtop, Christmas Biscotti, Coconut Biscotti and Molasses cookies. Some every few years - Peanut blossoms, Almond Jam Slices, Toffee cookies, and Ellie's Butterscotch Cookies. Then I always try a few new ones - Gingerbread biscotti, Pecan Cresents, Peppermint Candy sugar cookies.
Then I inventory the baking supply cabinet...I buy new baking powder and baking soda each year and also check the dates on all the spices.
Then I gather together the containers. I usually buy the containers at the after Christmas sales but I also use some non-traditional containers like fun tea-cups or bowls that I find during the year.
Now how does this go with quilting you may wonder? Well, I have stitching on Wednesday - will bring a tray of cookies. I have bee on Thursday - will bring a cranberry pecan cake. And on Friday I have a holiday get together with my Woolie-Woolie group and will bring home-made Stollen and some cookies.