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Monday, December 21, 2009

So this past weekend, we got snow. Not nearly as much as others, but enough to make it a pretty, white Christmas.

Sunday, I was presented w/ a few gifts from the members of our church's vocal and bell choirs (I've directed them for 12 years). They were simple tokens of appreciation and I am thankful for each and every one of the members. They show up week after week and put up with my crazy schedule and - at times - lack of organization! Anyway...they gave me a gift cert for a massage, a lovely framed print of a lighthouse, and a cookie cutter shaped like a handbell!

So...to show THEM how much I appreciate them, I decided to make cookies using the cookie cutter - my first solo attempt at making cut-out cookies!!! Whoooo....it's a lot of work and a lot of mess. But hey....I did it! Hubby says they tasted good! I did sample a smidge of the frosting - just for quality control purposes!! But other than that, I had not a bite! I decided to make them red, but as you can see, they were a beautiful pink color. Eh...red, pink...it all tastes the same.

I'm quite proud of them...I baked!! I sure am enjoying my break!!

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    Wow, great job on the cookies. I love the snow pictures. The scenery is pretty much the same here in Minnesota...SNOW, SNOW, SNOW!!!
    4125 days ago
    Awesome job on the cookies, that is a difficult shape to get out in one piece! singing is such a JOY isn't it!

    4130 days ago
    Way to go!! :)

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    4130 days ago
    Loved the pictures!! And I'm so glad that the kids got to play in the snow and that your church group appreciates you. And you made cookies!!!!I love to make cut out sugar cookies and they are a lot of work. I make a glaze to dip them in and then use sprinkles to make it easier.
    4130 days ago
    Wow, I would definitely not have been able to hold back from eating some of the cookies! You have amazing will power. :) Good job!
    4131 days ago
    LOL Nice pictures - and great job!! You are definitely appreciated by so many!! God bless you and Merry Christmas my dear precious friend!! :) OXOXO

    Melissa :)
    4131 days ago
    GREAT job! PINK is in ya know. LOL I've attempted sugar cookies many times (and I'm the baker) but I always buy the pilsbury sugar cookie rolls and just roll the dough, cut out the shapes, bake and decorate. LOVE IT! just a hint for next time. :)
    4131 days ago
    I love a fresh snowfall.
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    Warm Cookies on a cold day coukd be dangerous.
    4131 days ago
    You should be proud of them! Baking is not easy! Cooking I can do, baking that is a whole other art form!

    I have to say Holly you just get cooler and cooler, you have directed a hand bell choir for 12 years!? That is so amazing and impressive! I definitely think that you epitomize the statement "If you want something done, ask a busy person!" You're awesome!

    Yay for white Christmases :)
    4131 days ago
    What a nice gift and great job on making your first cutout cookies! Bet the kids are enjoying all the snow!
    4131 days ago
    Mmmm, my favorite Christmas cookies! They look super sweet! :)
    You did a great job! Especially since this is your first attempt! Way to go, Holly!

    So glad to hear you are enjoying your break! And that snow does look lovely!
    4131 days ago
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