Saturday, December 22, 2007
Happy Winter Solstice
There is nothing like spending winter solstice in your pajamas baking cookies all day. That is what I did today. I also meant to bake a pineapple up-side-down sun cake for the occasion, but I am sick of baking! I made 2 batches of Chocolate Thumbprint (with raspberry jam) cookies from VWAV, and one batch Sparkled Ginger cookies (also from VWAV).
For the Thumb-print cookies I ommited the almond extract because I didn't have any, and didn't want to run to the store. I also subbed soybean oil for peanut oil for the same reason. It still turned out great though. Also, if you plan to make these, be careful not to use too much jam, or press too deep, because the jam will make itself to the bottom, and out the other side when you pick the cookie up to eat it, thus making a little mess, and kind of annoyance.
Below is our little goody-bags we made up for our friends, neighbors, and family. I just put 2 cookies each into seperate sandwhich bags, wrapped with ribbon, and our holiday photo (courtesy of Landslide Photography, thanks Timbra!).
Tonight for our Solstice dinner, I am making chili, and we will be drinking warm Sangria, and Sebastian will be opening up one gift (PJs). Maybe next year I will get around to making a sun cake for the solstice.