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Two Writing Teachers
Last year we moved the cookie baking date back to December 23rd. I prepared dough and a few of Lindsey's friends came over to help. One new friend had a joyous time manning the pizelle maker, while others rolled chocolate crinkles, peanut blossoms and cut out sugar cookies.
Cookiepalooza was established.
This year, both girls invited multiple friends. We had veggies and dip (to balance out the cookies we planned on consuming) and Oberweis chocolate milk (for cookie dipping). We also decided that it would be fun to have a graham cracker house building contest.
The house was a noisy, flour-y mess. Smiles, laughter and piano music (thank you, Jeff!) filled the air. I burned calories (and just a few cookies) running up and down the stairs between our two ovens.
At the end of the night, everyone took some cookies and helped clean up. The sweet smell of candies and frosting filled the air. It was a great way to improve my spirits and get in the holiday mood.