Cookie day 2012


cookie decorating crew.

Cookie Day 2012 was great fun! Family from Southern and Northern California and Kerrie from the Chicago area. The sisters from California brought their families so the kids could once again join in the fun of decorating cookies,pressing cookies and enjoying their cousins company. Kerrie’s son could not make it up this year from Monterey,CA., as he had military obligations and we have a newbie, Richie, who has not attended this festive event.

The first cookie of the day was Colorful Spiral Cookies.


Another cookie we tried we have dubbed “Butterscotch Bacon Cookies”. The recipe . I decided butterscotch chips would taste better than chocolate chips with the bacon, so that’s what I did. They turned out pretty good ; salty and sweet.


bacon butterscotch chip cookies


Get all that foil off. We do not want a surprise later….

The list goes on:

Butterfinger Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars


Lemon Coconut Bars ( like these)

Rocky Road Bars (like these)

Hershey’s Kisses Candy Cane Blossoms

Pistachio Cranberry Shortbread Cookies (like these)


Toll House Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Sugar Cookies  


Decorating crew did a great job


  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups flour

Cooking Directions

  1. Mix first four ingredients
  2. Add baking powder and flour
  3. Roll our dough to 1/4-1/2 inch thick and cut out shapes. Place on cookie sheets and bake at 400 degrees for 6-7 minutes.
  4. Cool cookies on rack. When cool frost with butter cream frosting. The recipe from the C&H powdered sugar box works well.

Note: Do not chill the dough.

Lots of fun and plenty of  COOKIES.   Wound down the night with pizza.


Here is a link to a movie made of event….