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Today isn't a crafty post, it's just a family, baking, Christmasy sort of post. My sister Jan and I decided we would have a day where we got together and ( with mom here) make "Moms Christmas cookies". There are a number of them she has baked through the years, but there are two that she ALWAYS makes. The last couple of years I have helped her do them at her house, but this year.. we thought it would be fun to do them here... all together. We has such a nice day together I just had to share with you.
Here's my sis Jan and mom.
I'm sure she would be smiling to know what a tradition she started.
I was going to type out these recipes...but that just took all the fun out of them. I decided to scan them, so you could see them. They've been around a while and been used alot :)
As we filled the dinning room table with cookies so they could cool, mom started filling big containers so we could put them in the freezer. As always we freeze them without frosting, then the day before Christmas we take them out and frost and decorate them. BUT....
Then.. we started on these.... Date Pinwheels
These cookies were originally made my my Grandma "Viola", but mom has been making them for years and years.
Mom was a trooper. After sitting at the table chopping dates while we were baking the sour cream cookies, she even came into the kitchen to show us how it's done. Jan and I loved having her her to show us, and I think mom liked it also :)
We did two batches of these.
After my sis headed home, I decided to just finish up my baking for this year so I could just call it good. I did two batches of these. ( I put them in the freezer and I am doing my best to forget they are there!!!) lol Like that matters..because I can find my way to the freezer in the garage and on top of that.. they are GOOD frozen too!) lol
We all just feel so blessed to have mom well enough for us to be able to share this fun time with her. She has come a long way since being sick this summer. She's graduated from a wheelchair to a walker and now just a cane. Lots of therapy and hard work on her part, but she's a "tough cookie"..lol.. no pun intended.
We just have alot to thankful for this Christmas.
Thanks for letting me share our baking day together.