Friday, December 16, 2011

The Great Cookie Caper!

Happy Friday, lovelies! I made it to D.C. safely, and I'm currently enjoying the company of my parents and our family's sweet pups, Maggie and Schatz. Life is good. I'll post pictures on Monday so you can better acquaint yourselves with my lovely fam and see what we've been up to. I want you to feel like you're joining us for the holidays. Not gonna lie, it's pretty cozy around here. The more, the merrier.

Of course, this holiday cheer won't be complete until my sister arrives next week. Once she joins us, I know we'll be busy baking cookies -- that's just a holiday must! In anticipation, my mom and I started to brainstorm what kinds of cookies we might bake this year for our family cookie caper. Our baking mania is only complete with adorable Anthro aprons and catchy Christmas tunes. Here are a few ideas that looked pretty darn delish! 
Triple Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Gaga Gingerbread Gals 
Chocolate-Peppermint Wafers
Lemony Slice & Bakes
Dutch Speculoos Cookies -- A family favorite and pastime!
Cookies & Cream Kiss Cookies 
Marshmallow Monster Cookies
Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies
Impressive, isn't she? A Gingerbread Typewriter
A classic. Snowflake Sugar Cookies
So, what's your favorite cookie recipe? 
Is there a cookie you love and think we should try baking? 
Have a lovely weekend!
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  1. These all look amazing! The GaGa cookies are great! Ha Have fun with your family! :)

  2. Have fun baking cookies!! I'm starting my list of must-makes today :)

  3. I know you've been wishing for this for years now, and it's finally arrived! Yay for Ashley to get some deserved time with the fam and not have to stay behind with the pups or work. Yay yay yay! Enjoy every minute of your crazy fam, and yes, take lots of pictures. We are all inspired by the giant amounts of love shared in your family on a daily basis. Thank you for sharing it all with us.

  4. Love the Gaga Gingerbread Gals! Have fun baking all the goodies!

  5. Those GaGa cookies are hilarious! For my cookie swap monday night, I made chocolate cookies with peppermint chips in them. They were pretty delicious!

  6. I recently baked these Almond & Honey Butter Cookies and they are just delish...great with coffee in the morning! The recipe is here:
    I plan on baking them with my mom once I get to Texas.
    Enjoy girl time in DC! I totally forgot that your parents are there now. About 4 hours south of us up in Pennsylvania.

    P.S. I am always a fan of classic snowflake cookies, but man, those Gaga ones are hilarious.

  7. Oh, geeze. My go-to is always Martha Steweart's soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. (

    I also love everything from Whisk Kid. Exhibit A: Gingerdoodles! (

    B: Crispy Salted White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies!