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Yesss!! It’s officially cranberry and eggnog and peppermint season! I don’t think I need to explain that I classify my seasons based on food and not their temperatures. I’m that person. And I have no shame.
We have moved from the pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon season into holiday baking and comfort foods. Seriously – my favorite time of year. Bring on the cranberry bliss bars and peppermint cookies!
It’s an odd thing because I really love baking cookies but not many of them end up on the ole blog. I think I make cookies at least once a week. Sometimes it a new creation but most of the time is a classic. Sugar cookie or chocolate chip. My kids are a BIG fans of the classics and I’m always happy to help eat cookie dough.
I think Ryley is almost to the point where she can make cookies on her own. I think if I had a hand mixer instead of a big Kitchenaid I would let her try them. But the fear of her little hand getting caught in the mixer just terrifies this mama.
Maybe I will give her a good spatula and let her go to town this week. Just lay out all the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies and watch her work.
I made these cranberry bliss bars this past week and they received mixed reviews from the kids. They loved the white chocolate and the cream cheese frosting on the bar, but what were those purple things momma? They carefully picked those out and handed them to me.
But the hubby liked them a bunch! I ate at least 2 of them before sending them off with him to church. We had a Thanksgiving service on Wednesday night and he took the kids so I could cook. I sent him up with two sleepy kids and a plate full of these cranberry bliss bars. I think they made it to church but I couldn’t be too sure.
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