So today, we just completed a cookie swap with all of our friends. Of course, since we were the only ones with an oven, we didn't just have any cookie swap. Everyone came over and actually baked their cookies here. We've never done so much baking in our entire lives. Our oven was on for five hours straight and was never empty for more than about ten seconds as we exchanged cookie sheets. It was exhausting, but we had a lot of fun. Here's what we've got now:
Kelly: Pumpkin Spice with Cinnamon Icing
Sara: Chocolate Chip (a classic!!)
Vanessa: Dutch Cookies
Laina (in absentia, cookies sent via Vanessa!!): Almond Cookies
Richard: Sugar Cookies (courtesy of Pillsbury!! Dicky was VERY proud!)
Becky: Peanut Butter Cookies topped with a Hershey Kiss
Tammy and Brent: Haystacks
Jen and Jeff: Cinnamon 'N Sugar Shortbread
It was tons of fun and now we're all stuffed with sugar and butter. And we've barely scratched the surface. Everyone went home with a great big container of cookies that will last us until we can get together another cookie swap!!
Tammy holding the goods while Sara and Jen start the distribution.
It was a big process, indeed!
Here are the fruits of our labours. Incidentally, we had a hard
time fitting all the cookies into everyone's containers.