Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cookies, cookies, and more cookies

'Tis the season to be baking, fa la la la la, la la la la.

Just as the season began, catastrophe struck and our hand mixer died. I began to have heart palpitations imagining all the cookies and tamales and potatoes that could never be without a mixer. Fortunately, I have a very sensible husband who calmly suggested I go buy a new mixer, and one that will last for a while. I headed to Bed Bath & Beyond armed with a 20% off coupon and got myself a new best friend. Here she is. Isn't she lovely? Her name is Vanessa.

Vanessa and I have been busy ever since. Sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodles, gingerbread cookies, and icing galore!

Bella and Irene making snickerdoodles


Irene hard at work with the gingerbread men

Our army of oddly clad cookie men


Rhonda said...

That's it, I'm coming to your house!!! Haven't made any of them yet as I'm too afraid I won't be able to stop eating them!!!!! Love your new friend, Vanessa :-)
Blessings, Rhonda

Ashleigh said...


Gotta love them big ol' Kitchen Aid mixers. Mine has made many many cookies in the last 6 years. Welcome to the fam, Vanessa!