Cookies for Santa
I don’t know about you, but this weekend really made it feel like the holidays. We went to Rob’s office holiday party on Friday and then a friend’s holiday party last night. I finished up some Christmas shopping, wrapped presents and lit my favorite holiday candle, Thymes Frasier Fir. If you’ve never bought one, I highly recommend you do yourself a big favor and go buy one now. You’ll thank me later!
Yesterday, I woke up feeling less than great. I had a few too many glasses of champagne the night before and stayed in my pajamas pretty much all day. Eventually, I decided to make cookies and they inadvertently sent me on a trip down memory lane.
When we were little, we’d roll out sugar cookie dough, stamp it into shapes and then decorate them with all kinds of sprinkles and icing. All for Santa. It was probably such a mess for my mom to clean up, but it was worth it! It was a fun little tradition that I hope to do with my own kids someday in the future.
The night before Christmas, we’d place an absurd number of cookies on a plate by the fireplace with a big glass of milk and head upstairs. We laid in bed listening for reindeer hooves on the roof, but always fell asleep before Santa arrived. One of the first things we’d check in the morning was to see if Santa ate our cookies. Surprise, he did! Haha, I’m sure my parents ate one and stuck the rest back in the cookie tin, but we never noticed. It was all so magical!
If you follow me on Snapchat, earlier this week I mentioned that I was in the mood to make cookies. I found this delicious recipe, but got lazy and changed my mind. I didn’t want to wait 24 hours for the dough to chill, so I made the same cookies, with a few shortcuts. I’m calling them the cheater’s edition of salted caramel chocolate chip cookies. And you know what? They were pretty damn good. I’m sure those homemade ones are delicious, but mine were amazing too, so for now I’ll stick to the easy way! We had a little afternoon snack of milk and cookies yesterday off these adorable plates and milk bottle sippers from Anthropologie. Aren’t they so cute?!
Holiday Plates & Mugs
Yesterday, I also got a head start on a few projects, took a long shower and even got back in bed for a little afternoon nap—I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I did that! It felt amazing. Today we’ll likely more of the same because the snow just keeps on coming down! I’m pretty excited about staying inside all day—that’s what Sundays are for, right?
How’s your weekend been? What family traditions do you remember about this time of the year?