Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
The holidays are full of tradition. Some are based on family. Some are based on spirituality. And some are based on friendship and cookies!
For December, the theme of the Collectively Creative (put together by Cobwebs, Cupcakes, and Crayons) is The Joyful Edition. I have a lot of things that bring me joy this time of year but one of my favorite joyful traditions is an annual cookie baking day with my dear friend Heather. We’ve been doing it for five years now and it’s such a great time spent… plus we end up with double the types of cookies than if we would have done it solo!
Now I know that there are some people that do cookie exchange parties with friends and those can be a lot of fun — and are a good alternative if you are short on time. But to me there is nothing better than spending the day baking with person(s) you care about. Add in some bloody marys, laughter, and some guaranteed baking mishaps and you have an even that doesn’t just get you a variety of cookies, but memories that you carry with you for a lifetime.
The following are some tips for having a holiday cookie baking party or gathering:
Here are the recipes for this year’s cookies:
And make sure to check out these fantastic other blog posts that are part of Collectively Creative – The Joyful Edition!