This post was originally published December 9, 2010. This weekend I participated in the Thirteenth Annual Christmas Cookie Bake-A-Thon. Same friends, some of the same and some new cookies, definitely the same fun tradition! Did you see yesterday’s post with a Waterlogged App giveaway?
6 friends + 7 hours = 13 different types of Christmas cookies
I’m sure it started innocently enough. Twelve years ago, three of us decided to get together to bake Christmas cookies. We each planned to make a few recipes, and brought our own ingredients and equipment to work side-by-side in my kitchen. It’s a busy time of year, but it was nice to carve out some solid girlfriend time to relax, catch up, and get one big holiday “to do” done. Our families didn’t complain because we came home with a variety of gorgeous, delicious cookies.
Somehow, despite job changes, family changes, and local moves, we’ve managed to keep this tradition going for 12 years! Our group has grown, but we all are lawyers who worked at the same firm at one time or another. Although work brought us together, it is friendship that has made this event such a priority that we set aside a weekend day in December to get together.
This year all six of us were able to make the appointed date. We each made two different types of cookies (double or triple batches to have enough to divide by six) and one of us had pre-made cut-out cookies (a huge time saver we finally adopted a few years ago!) that we decorated while other cookies were baking.
Which ones look best to you?