K arrived bright and early bringing additional supplies and a lot more energy than I was feeling that early in the morning.
She started in on the pretzels, while I was still downing my last cup of coffee.
The pretzels had dried and she had already dropped a batch of fruit loopers, while I was finishing a batch of peanut butter fudge. By this time we needed a break; poinsettias (champagne and cranberry juice) to the rescue! See, baking really is a celebration!
We made two batches of Galaxy cookies, which may become our new family joke. One of the brothers gave me a recipe for these little gems. We've followed it for years. Today, we actually looked at the Betty Crocker Cookbook and found the original recipe--absolutely nothing like the recipe my brother gave us! The cookies look alike, and that is about it! We are kind of wondering where he manufactured that recipe he came up with!
We made a small dent in icing sugar cookies. There are still plenty to do! K iced enough to take with her to CT's family, and I have enough to share with the Mr.'s family. The rest will get done as needed.
So here is the platter that headed west with K. The balls with pink frosting are galaxy cookies, then the fruit loopers, sugar cookies, peanut butter fudge, and the pretzels.
Only one major mishap: little red and green sprinkles were spilled everywhere! A broom and dustpan were needed. L would have been proud. (Actually, she would have been nuts with all the chaos and mess.) OK, I might still be finding some of those little sprinkles decorating the kitchen floor; however, I'm trying to think of them as Elf dust! By Easter, I may have them all rounded up!