almost party time

We are as ready as we can be, other than for a few tweaks we need to take care of Sunday morning. Saturday, I started out by sorting the sugar cookies by shapes to make the decorating faster to finish. I frosted the cookies and Genny put the sprinkles on, which saved me a couple of hours. It usually takes 3-4 hours to decorate all the sugar cookies. Today we finished in two hours.

sorting sugar cookies

When the sugar cookies were finished, I moved on to my last cookie to bake. Butterscotch Chip Gingerbread cookies. I would have baked them sooner, but the freezer was stuffed. No room in the inn! These are about the plainest cookie I make for the open house, but they have a ton of flavor. So good!

Butterscotch Chip Gingerbread

The Eggnog Cookies had been baked a few days ago, but I frosted them today. This is a new recipe for this year, so I am wondering how they will go over.

eggnog cookies

Finished cookies!
Front row: Gingerbread cookies, Date Balls, and Macadamia Nut Short Bread.
Stack of three in the back to the left: Elfin Bites, Candy Jumble and Daniel’s Cookie Bar Bites.
Stack of three in the back, to the right: Petits Four, Oatmeal Crisps, Peanut Butter Cup Cookies, and two kinds of Biscotti.


Front row, left to right…other cookies: Nutmeg Logs, Macadamia Nut Craisin Bark, Sugarplums, Orange Cranberry Cookies.


On the top of the cart: Oreo Truffles and Candied Pecans.
Middle of cart: Cream Cheese Mint Truffles, Raspberry Truffles, Mocha Truffles.
Cream Cheese Mint Truffles, Peanut Butter Truffles, Almond Truffles.
Cherry Fudge Truffles, Chocolate Creams.


Chocolate Mint Shortbread

Chocolate Mint Shortbread

Top two trays: Eggnog Cookies
Third tray: Peppermint Meltaways.
Bottom six trays: Sugar Cookies.

sugar cookies, minty cookies, and eggnog cookies

The links to most of these cookies can be found in this post: Open House Cookies and Candies

Again, all my helping hands took care of the rest of the house, while I took care of the kitchen. Tomorrow is the party! We hope you will be able to come!


One Comment

  1. Dee
    Posted December 5, 2016 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    Rhonda, You are amazing….Everyone of them looks yummy…..I hope you guys had a wonderful day, I’m sure you did…

    Take care & get some rest this week…

    God Bless, Dee

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