Cookie Day 2017

Last Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of joining my uncle’s holiday baking group. Every year around the holidays they get together and bake a mass amount of cookies. I was fully initiated with my own cookie recipe book that everyone in the group owns and a apron made just for me. (Grinch on one side, zombies on the other.) It was a fantastic time and I learned so many tips when it comes to baking, it was amazing.

The way it works is each person brings two from-scratch cookie dough batches and then we bake and decorate them all day. At the end of the day, we each come home with a large variety of cookies. (My husband sampled one of each flavor within 5 minutes. He had been waiting weeks for this to happen. He’s already looking forward to Cookie Day 2018.)

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Living room full of cookies.

I went the safe route for my first year and picked two fairly easy recipes. One was your classic gingerbread man. I had never made them, let alone decorated them before. Because I am me, there were a LOT of inappropriate ones.

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Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Here

I love mint. So my second batch choice was a peppermint sugar cookie with peppermint buttercream frost and crushed peppermint bark on top.

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Peppermint Cookie Recipe Here

12 thoughts on “Cookie Day 2017

  1. Your cookies look amazing, if I get time before Christmas, I’m going to have to try the recipes. Red and green are festive colours, so I think your gingerbread men are still appropriately decorated!

    1. Haha thanks! I definitely recommend both recipes. Making buttercream frosting was a little intimidating but now that I know how to do it it’s not so bad. (And I’ll be using buttercream much more!)

  2. Your cookies look soooo good! I need those peppermint cookies in my life. They sound amazing! ❀ Glad you had such a great time and learned a bunch of snazzy new baking tips! πŸ™‚

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