I started off with my delicious home-made "Skor" bars (thanks to a recipe I received from Tammi several years ago, these have become an annual tradition around here), followed by a big ol' pan of scrumptiously chocolatey f-u-d-g-e (also thanks to Tammi). Mmmmmm.........
While I was busy making the chocolate goodies, Les was giving my mom's recipe of Soft White Cookies a whirl (I made my delightful butter icing for on top). This was a first for us, and they turned out fantastically wonderful! We ended up with almost 11 dozen of them!! Plus my 2 pans of SKOR bars and my pan of fudge...I think we're all set! Oh, and Les had already whipped up several dozen butter tarts last week. We have never done this much of our own baking before, and I was proud of our accomplishments.
The girls, of course, helped with the icing of the cookies and putting the sprinkles on top (with the help of Joelle's new neighbour friend -- but I haven't asked permission to post pictures of her so I won't).
The whole dining room table was full of these yummy white cookies in their shape of bells, Christmas trees and candy canes.
The beautiful sound of Christmas music was filling the air and it was a wonderful time spent with my little family.
(doing all the dishes afterwards wasn't quite so fun though...)