December 21, 2016

Cookie Baking Day 2016

The Sunday before Christmas is always our annual Christmas Cookie Baking Day. This year was perfect. Outside the snow was falling, inside the elves were baking. Peyton was the head baker...she planned and organized and mixed...all in all we baked nine different kinds of delicious Christmas cookies! They were baked, tasted, wrapped, and frozen. Some were packed into brightly colored containers and tied with pretty ribbon before being delivered to some of our special friends and neighbors. My mom joined us to make it the perfect day!

First thing Sunday morning, I lit our cookie baking candle...

Then we donned our aprons...

And got busy baking!

Even little Zip helped by keeping an eye on things. : )

By the end of the afternoon, we had baked nine different kinds of delicious cookies!
Peanut Blossoms
Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Crinkle
Italian Christmas Cookies
Oatmeal Scotchies
Seven Layer Bars

I am so proud of my Peyton Rose.
She took charge and did a wonderful job.

Want a closer look?

Thought so. : )

Merry Christmas Baking, my friends!!!!


  1. How fun! What a big variety of cookies....something for everyone.
    Great job, Peyton.

  2. Yum! We only did three kinds and I was over it! But I imagine as my kids get older and more helpful adding more cookies wouldn't be as intimidating. Peyton has such a talent!!

  3. Oh how yummy....thank you for sharing...have a very Merry Christmas friend.

  4. Such fun and wonderful to see you all together. I would love to visit and taste them all. Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

  5. What a fun way to spend the day together. They look delicious!

  6. Haven't baked one cookie... but Christmas cookies after Christmas are okay too, right?

    Billie Jo, these look amazing! And the love in your kitchen, well you can almost feel it.

  7. I love baking cookies! I baked with my mom last week and we ended up with a large variety of cookies and candies to share. Yours look really amazing!
    Glad you had such a wonderful day with your baking elves! :)

    I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!

    Hugs, Amy

  8. How wonderful that your daughter planned this amazing day for you all to enjoy! I love seeing all of the yummy different cookies. Wonderful memories are being made in your home, Billie Jo! My grandson and I made our sugar cookies this afternoon. It's so much fun to share these special times together! Have a Merry Christmas! ♥

  9. What a fun day! Peyton will be quite the homemaker some day! She sounds like she has great leadership!

  10. Look at all that deliciousness!! I can almost taste them all and yay for all your girls home to bake with you :)

  11. OMG I WANT those cookies. Okay, question for someone who really should know this by now (me!). Is it okay to make cookies a week in advance? Are they still good? Do you store them in a way that keeps them fresher? I waited until today to do baking but I'm starting to think I could've done it sooner!

  12. Hi!

    Those look delicious! I have not even made one cookie tbis, Christmas season (insert sad face). I know they taste as good as they look, and those receiving them will be blessed.


  13. I have one - sound.


  14. How fun and yummy and I love the cookie baking Candle! Hugs. Juli

  15. What a fun day and look at all those yummy cookies!!!

  16. What a sweet way to spend a day ❤️
    We are fans of cookies and I'll be baking tomorrow and I'll probably be solo. I won't get 9 kinds done but I'll do all I can.
    ๐ŸŽ„Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

  17. Oh those look SO good! Now I'm hungry...


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Billie Jo