Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Cookies for Santa

Jeremiah told me he was certain that Santa would really want the mocha double chocolate cookies I'm fond of making from Baking With Julia this Christmas Eve. Jeremiah and Santa are pretty tight so who am I to question? I had to work half a day on Christmas Eve, though, so I told Jeremiah that since the cookie dough needs to chill for several hours he was going to have to make this Christmas wish come true. I left him the cookbook and the stand mixer. When I got home that afternoon, he and the elves were hard at work.



















When bedtime arrived, the girls were ushered upstairs to get in their PJs and then we came back down to put their carefully crafted baked goods out for the right jolly old elf. Kate carried the cookies to the living room and placed them on the coffee table with a surprising amount of pomp, while Sarah let us know what she thought of us for putting those cookies at her level but disallowing her to eat them. It was all very sweet and touching.














The next morning, we came out to the gift-PACKED living room (good grief) to find that Santa had enjoyed all the milk and all but a few crumbs of the cookies! Sarah ate those.

5 comments:

naviwilliams said...

I knew there was a house I was suppose to stop at! I missed the cookies, darn it. Maybe next year...

FlapScrap said...

I always love to see Sarah's hair-do variations on the arrow-through-the-head theme. Those two little cuties of yours are really threatening to begin to start to tighten the gap on #1.

Merry Boxing Day!

Chaotic Joy said...

Really your girls are so gorgeous it's amazing you ever earn any WME points at all. I am glad you had merry Christmas. I sure wish those elves had stopped by here with their mocha chocolate goodness.

RFKeith said...

At our house Santa got rum and roofies.

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Why, thanks flapscrap and Joy! Just who is #1? Why don't you bring that pretty kid on over - what Tied-For-#2 lack in cuteness they make up for in srappiness.