Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cookie Exchange

Every year (for the past 8 years) the women in my family get together around the holidays to share in one another's favorite baked goodies. For my cookie of choice this year I decided to tackle the gingerbread variety. In part because I love anything with ginger in it and my favorite part is the decorating. I used this recipe from Martha Stewart, because one it calls for fresh and ground ginger and because I loved the photo as a source for decorating inspiration. You can find more if you pick up this months issue of Good Housekeeping too :) I decided to make and bake the cookies at my place so that we could relax and really enjoy decorating them the next day together. Today I have for you some of the cookie exchange highlights.

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karyn said...

I love this post and seeing pictures of you and your family. What fun and the cookies look great. It's funny how you have a kids plate!

Elizabeth said...

Haha, thanks Karyn, we look forward to this every year. I bring home enough cookies to last a while, but luckily I have someone to share them with :)