We so excited to be part of the “Virtual Cookie Exchange” blog hop, sponsored by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt! You’ll find the schedule at the end of this post, with links to all of the participating bloggers.
Traditions! Every family has their own, and this is one of our favorites. We call it…. Cookie Day! (I know; not very original, but we like it anyway.) The photos below are from Cookie Days of Christmas past.
The family gathers together on a Saturday afternoon during December. We bring home-baked cookies, lots of sprinkles, and supplies to make several colors of icing. Our kids have been a major part of Cookie Day since they were old enough to sit up in a chair and hold a cookie! We spread colored icing on the baked cookies, and then decorate them with sprinkles. When the cookies are decorated, we eat taco soup for dinner.
There are a few “rules” for cookie day:
- We absolutely must listen to Christmas music. You can sing along if you want to sing. Dancing is permitted, as long as you don’t step on the dog.
mightwill get a little messy. Festive Christmas aprons are provided, if you like.
- You must share the bowls of colored icing with others. Sharing is caring, don’t you know! No hogging the green icing; other people may want to make some trees too. Just sayin’.
- If you break a cookie, you have to eat it. Right away. Compliance with this rule is generally not a problem, although I strongly suspect that more than a few cookies are deliberately broken. ;o)
- You can decorate as many cookies as you like. Take home the cookies that you decorate, and enjoy them later.
Surprise! We’re sponsoring our very first blog giveaway! Please click on our logo below to enter for a chance to win. The prize is a free downloadable quilt pattern of your choice, up to $15 value, from Ms P Designs USA.
Edited: Congratulations to MaryBeth L, who chose our “Zoo Animals Quilt” pattern for her giveaway prize! Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway contest, and made this event so much fun.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We appreciate your visit and hope that you’ll have a wonderful Christmas, filled with family, fun, and (of course) traditions!
Sharon & Susan
Here’s the 2017 Virtual Cookie Exchange blog hop schedule. Check out the rest of the bloggers on this list for more traditions, great cookie recipes, and some very nice surprises.