Uh oh.

Guess what I got up to this weekend?

I let the hellidays come up and grab me.

I indulged in a long time family tradition…using old and new implements.

I emailed my mom and got the family “secret” sugar cookie recipe. And I made ’em. Oh yes, I made ’em. Had to buy my own set of cutters, and they aren’t as good as the decades old ones my mom is still clinging to.

But she did finally give up her old Kitchenaid mixer.

I’ve been baking treats out of that thing since I was probably 6 or 7. My mom made tortillas every Saturday (after Mass) in that same mixer. It looks a little worse for the wear, and is, for god’s sake, 1970’s avocado green, but it still works like a charm. I love how a new generation of young women have discovered what I knew all along. A Kitchenaid mixer makes short work of any baking project. It’s amazing.

And in keeping with tradition, I managed to burn one batch. The first one. Crispy. But I covered them in frosting anyway and will look the other direction when someone grabs one of the “well done” cookies. Hee.

Oh and father of The Cute Boy™ gave us his old train set, thus fulfilling one of my long time wishes, to have a train around my tree.

It’s all good. This is the first time in a long time that I’m happy at the holidays. I think I owe most of that to the loving holiday excitement of The Cute Boy™.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Now, I just have to endure five more hellish days of work to get my two glorious weeks OFF.

I can make it. With a belly full of cookies and a head full of carols, oh yes, I will make it…………….

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  • Natalie

    Okay… These are like, totally, some of my most favorito cookies, ever. You need to send me the recipe. Especially the recipe for the icing because I always mess it up.
    You know who makes the bestestest of these types of cookies? Geez… of all companies… Dion’s.
    I swear by them and could eat an entire box by myself.
    I have the next two days off and will be busy bakin’ and cookin’ so, if you are so inclined, send me your recipe! Unless, of course, it’s a family secret.

  • Karen Fayeth

    Girl, get to checking your email. Sugar cookie goodness awaits you there!

  • Patrick Streis

    Of the many things I miss living here in Indonesiaa, baking is way up there. Like most people here, I just have a two burner cooker.

    Baking is truly magic. Take a bunch of stuff that is close to inedible; mix it up and apply heat; then, incredible goodness.

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