cookies here, cookies there, cookies, cookies everywhere

I managed to make four kinds of cookie dough this weekend. Baked three of them. And made a batch of truffles. Most are on their way to the freezer. Some will be on their way to Youngest Daughter in a small care package.

The truffles are Minty Cream Cheese Truffles. These are delicious.

Minty Cream Cheese Truffles

I made dough for a double batch of Sour Cream Sugar Cookies. Those are waiting in the fridge for baking. The dough is very tender and needs to be cold for rolling. In a few days I will get to that and then I’ll have a pile like this. They will go into the freezer and we will take them out to thaw the day before the Open House. I’ll decorate them then.

sugar cookies

Nutmeg Logs…I’ve been making these for a long time.

Nutmeg Logs

Elfin Bites are tiny shortbread cookies. One of my very favorites. Please use butter, not margarine, when making shortbread. There is a world of difference!

Elfin Bites

Holiday Oatmeal Cookies were next.

Holiday Oatmeal Cookies

And with all that baking going on we also managed to make a loaf of sourdough bread. It’s too bad more people don’t know the pleasure of hot bread fresh from the oven.

Sourdough Bread

On Saturday Older Son and his lovely wife cleaned out the kitchen pantry for me. We got rid of a lot and they organized the rest. My pantry is eleven feet wide, three and a half feet deep and twelve feet high. It holds a lot! The pantry has two smallish doors, one at each end. I like having it cleaned and organized just before the holidays. That makes all the baking and cooking so much easier to do.

Kitchen photo wall

I didn’t get a picture of the shelves on Saturday. Here’s a picture from a previous cleaning that gives you an idea of what we were dealing with. The six big shelves go completely across the back wall, eleven feet long. There’s a window at the south end, which I love.

pantry storage

My sister came on Saturday evening and on Sunday she finished the chalkboard tree and decorated the tree for the downstairs bathroom. It has a garden theme. I didn’t get a picture of that, either, but will at some point. And you’re going to love the chalkboard tree! It came out so cute! Thanks, Genny, for all that hard work!

Tomorrow, I am taking a break from baking and plan to relax with a little craft therapy. And probably an afternoon nap!


One Comment

  1. Jennifer
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    Always amazed at all of the goodies you make 🙂

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