Saturday, December 6, 2014

Cookies for the Neighbors

This is Philip's reserve weekend on base, so with all the time we had today, the kids and I decided to make cookies for our neighbors!

I chose four types of cookies that were fun, not labor intensive, wouldn't have us stuck in the kitchen all day, but were still delicious and pretty!

First up, unwrap a ton of rolos...

My two helpers!

Put them on pretzels and pop them in the oven (at 350) for three minutes...

...then top with festive M&M's

So fun!

Next, I made these super easy (and soft) 3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies...

...and we fancied them up with some white chocolate peppermint kisses


The regular chocolate kisses wanted in on the fun too... we made some Peanut Butter Blossoms (using a mix to make it even easier!)

(Moriah has one of the last type of cookie in her hand, while she's making these ones) =)

We knocked these first three types all out in less than two hours in the morning before heading out to see a movie with our friends.  When we got back, it was time for sugar cookies!

I now Always use Betty Crocker's mix for sugar cookies (why spend time measuring and mixing all those extra ingredients if you don't have to??

I chose just to do mittens and snowflakes this time

Time to decorate!

All glammed up

Then we made up plates for 8 houses around us...

Proud of their work (so am I!)

The two plates already wrapped were the nut-free ones

We decided to wear fun Christmas hats to make the deliveries =)

All loaded up and ready to go!

A couple people weren't home (so we left them where we Hope they will find them!), and at least two looked pretty suspicious when they first came to the door (like they thought we were going to try sell them something), but everyone was happy to get them!   I think it's going to be a tradition! =)

1 comment:

Mark and Rebekah said...

What a fun idea! I love seeing the traditions that families start when the kids are young. We had so many special traditions in our family, and I know from experience that your kids will be so thankful for all the memories you're making now.