Photo Friday {Christmas Cookie Extravaganza}

It’s been Christmas cookie central around here this week and I’m sharing everything I’ve made along with some fun photos of the kids and a new website discovery.

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So many Christmas cookies have gone down this week. I started with one that I love, Peanut Butter M&M cookies, on Sunday and have been a baking fiend since. Next I made two of Joel’s favorites, super simple Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies and these Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies. The boys were begging for fudge so the kids and I tried a new to us recipe for maple fudge (find it here). I don’t like fudge and or maple all that much so it was a no go for me but Joel, Noah and the dessert table at Joel’s work all gave rave reviews. Yes, there is a table dedicated to desserts at Joel’s office and the people that sit near it get a liiiitle cranky if it goes empty for too long.
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
I finished up my baking with a family recipe for Thumbprints and these snowballs. I haven’t made snowballs in FORever and my goodness I don’t know why. So delicious and melt in your mouth. I had a very hard time sharing those. But the dessert table went one day without treats and they started whining so I decided to have some Christmas spirit and send most of the batch with Joel.

The kids are off from school today so we’re planning on baking and decorating sugar cookies for Santa. We’re also going to make this fun glitter snow slime.

I’m pretty sure I live under a rock sometimes because I just found out about Good Reads and I’m kind of obsessed. As I’ve mentions several times, I dived back into reading this year and crushed my goal of 12 books this year (hello 27th book).
I wanted to keep track of everything I read so I simply kept up a Word document with the title and author so I could remember. But I just recently stumbled upon Good Reads where you can set a goal for the year and keep track of all the books you’ve read. Once you’ve logged enough books, it starts giving you recommendations for new books. And you can see what your friends are reading for some new inspiration too. Speaking of, what was your favorite book you read this year? This was my favorite read.

I wish you the merriest Christmas and happy holidays. I hope you are able to relax, unplug and enjoy the beauty of the season. Thanks for reading loves.


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