More Christmas cookies -- 12/24/10

This is my 13th entry in my 5th year of taking part in Holidailies. If you have wandered in from Holidailies, you can scroll down to read a brief introduction.

Nancy is not the only person baking cookies around here. Jill has been doing some massive baking this week, partly because she often does lots of baking and partly because she likes to give home-baked Christmas presents to her friends. (Needless to say, her friends really like this.)

These are oatmeal cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies, but she used both raisins and Craisins (dried cranberries) in them. Very tasty.

And these are chocolate covered peanut butter balls. The dark ones are dark chocolate and the others are milk chocolate (with thin ribbons of dark chocolate dripped across them.

Peanut butter cookies with Hershey's Kisses in the center.

And pumpkin bread...

A couple of weeks ago Nancy bought supplies for Christmas baking. It seemed as if she had obtained laughable amounts: 25 pounds of cane sugar, 4 pounds of brown sugar, 4 pounds of confectioner's sugar, and 4 and a half pounds (72 oz.) of Nestle's chocolate morsels. At least half of the big bag of sugar is now gone.

Merry Christmas!

A brief introduction....
(edited to update it from 2006)
A brief introduction for anyone who wanders in here from the Holidailies site -- I'm a middle-aged (*cough* okay, 63 67 , but I don't look a day over 62 66 ) guy who lives in Rhode Island with my wife Nancy (a middle-school math teacher), daughter Gillian ("Jill" -- 24
28 yr old college student and baker), son Jeremy (21 25 yr old college student restaurant manager), and Tiger (senior citizen cat). Eldest child Adam lives in New York City with his wife Leah and our grandson s Sam and Milo . I'm a former programmer/systems analyst who got into doing software training and currently works from home doing quality assurance and editing on course material for both classroom courses and Web-based training courses. I've been writing this online journal since 1996.

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