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Friday, December 08, 2006

Invasion

For the first time since we've been married, in the smallest kitchen we've ever had, I have finally (almost?) lived up to the Christmas cookie expectations of my husband. Don't get me wrong, I've always loved baking and eating cookies but circumstances have never been perfect. We've never, ever had Christmas anywhere near our home nor had friends and family close enough to share the bounty with. It never made sense before now. Plus, there was (my) gainful employment, then a very needy baby, and finally an impending move. This Christmas I find myself in a glorified storage unit where there isn't room for a spare particle of dust, much less the rag to dust it off. My gainful employment is marginal. And my fussy baby has turned into the Cookie Hoover aka the Eager Helper who loves making cookies and is at least not un-helpful.
So this year, I had the husband make a list of top favorites. This year? We finally made a gingerbread house. We have made sugar cookies, linzer cookies, russian tea cookies, buckeyes and roasted almonds. I ended up buying some biscotti instead of making them (biscotti is the one cookie I have usually made these last several Christmases). We still plan to make candy cane cookies and zebra cookies once my back recovers from the hostile takeover we had yesterday. Take it from me: you do not need or want a double batch of gingerbread men invading your home.

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