Well, the cookies have been baked (at least one batch of each), and delivered to neighbors and friends. I still have a wrapping marathon ahead of me, but I thought you’d love to feast (your eyes, at least) on my heaping plate o’cookies! (I’m not the first blogger to post cookie photos–Roxie beat me to it with her photo and recipe for “Moose’s Boobs” cookies last weekend. Grades were only due yesterday–what do you think Historiann was doing all weekend, friends?)
Clockwise starting at 12 o’clock, that’s pistachio cranberry Christmas bark, decorated sugar cookies (with a crazed lederhosen-wearing cookie on top), holly cookies, and Mexican wedding cakes. The holly cookies were an exercise in nostalgia for my 1970s childhood–the Mexican wedding cakes are actually my favorite. Not pictured: gingerbread and Christmas cake, the items I had no hand in making.
Perhaps I should add the cookies to my list of qualifications to become my state’s next U.S. Senator? The Denver Post featured a story this morning suggesting that our dear Governor Bill Ritter has lots of men on his list of possible appointees, but not so many women. I think either U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette or former Colorado Senate President Joan Fitzgerald would be terrific, if I’m somehow overlooked. If you want to send the Governor a note of support on my behalf (or anyone else’s), you can send it to: ussenate DOT comments AT state DOT co DOT us.
Merry Christmas, if that’s your style. If it’s not, stay warm and eat some cookies anyway!