Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cookie Day

Every year- as long as I can remember- we have had cookie day. Sometimes with all of my Temple side, sometimes with just Rich, Mom and myself, and sometimes with Dad and Annette.

Always with Rich.
This year wasn't any different. Rich came over to my place and helped Quinn and I! We had so much fun. We listened to my sad (and random) Christmas music collection and played "Name that Artist".
See my "Classics" were in my car last New Year's Eve when my car exploded. This year, I just went online and got any free Christmas song mp3 from Amazon or iTunes. A very sad collection.

Quinn and I started the day before Rich came and made some peanutbutter fudge and candycane brownie mini muffins. Quinn wanted to crush the candycanes herself instead of me doing it in the blender. Notice the HUGE hunks of candycane?? yeah, kind of hard to eat but Quinn had fun. She was really proud of her work.

Rich and Quinn had a lot of fun together. They unwrapped ALL of the hershey kisses for the peanut blossoms together and played some "video games" too.

We made lots of different types of cookies and it all went smoothly until we had to mix the peanutblossom dough. My poor mixer almost died. It started to slow down and smell like plastic so Rich jumped in and finished. Ok, well to be completely honest- we didn't realize that all of the flour wasn't mixed in until we already cooked like 4 sheets worth of cookies. Those ones were extra peanuty and then after Rich mixed the flour in, they were a little cakey. Oh well. Can't win them all.

Quinn even helped us roll the dough.

Rich and I thought it was so funny. She said something that was so cute, too bad I can't remember. Honestly, If I don't write it down right away- it is gone forever.
Anyway, we decided to bake her cookie ball just the way it was.

I tried to take a good picture of us

Didn't really work out too well.

We did get some funny pictures though.


emlizalmo said...

I LOVE these pictures!!!

Lady said...

I just loved this post. I am so glad you and your brother have such a close relationship and that you make time to do these fun and memory making activities. Thanks for warming my heart.