Christmas Cookies- not healthy

Friday's events are still on all of our minds. It's hard to think about moving on with normal life when so many are left shattered. I keep going back and forth between feeling so sad and not wanting to do anything to thinking we need to live and be happy for the sake of those lives lost and to celebrate the life that is still here. So many have said much more eloquent things but I felt like I wanted to say something, and not just ignore what is going on. Below is the post I wrote last week that was scheduled for today.

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One of the awesome things about blogging is you meet all these wonderful people, and sometimes if you are lucky, those people actually live near you! Such is the case with Tracy of Sugarcrafter, and Sarah of A Dash and Pinch. Sarah lives literally a mile from my house, and Tracy is just on the other side of town!
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We decided to meet up and get our cookie making skills on! But first there was copious amounts of bread, meats and cheeses... and don't forget the marshmallow vodka to go in our hot chocolates *drool*.
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Once we had our fill of chitchat and carbs we got into some hard core baking! I had just seen this recipe over at Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice and knew I had to make it. No way John would eat these butter balls so making them for a cookie exchange was the best idea out there. These things are delicious! I brought some in for my boss and he basically went through them like potato chips, kinda impressive, and scary, all at the same time.
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Another great thing about baking with other bloggers is they take awesome action shots of you baking.
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Thanks Sarah! So pretty!

Sarah made Chanukah Oreo Balls. So festive! Tracy made these polish/hungarian deliciousness things who's name I forget... filled with her very own delicious jam to boot! Amazing!!

Do you live near other bloggers? Ever done a meet up? What's your favorite go to cookie recipe for an exchange?



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Jeanne said...

Wow. The cookies look almost too good to eat!

Yay meet up with other bloggers!!

Tracy said...

Your cookies were delicious! I had so much fun. We definitely have to do it again!! :-)

Mom said...

Those Polish/Hungarian cookies look like kifflie (definitely not the correct spelling) that Nana's family used to make.

Liz said...

Found your blog through Tracy's! I'm a fellow upstate NYer (from Central NY). These cookies look phenomenal... I am a sucker for anything involving cookies and cinnamon. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to say hi! And central NY! you're not far, maybe come spring we could all meet up half way somewhere :)

aimee said...

These look delicious, but I don't know if I'm blind. Is the recipe listed anywhere?

Nope you're not blind :) It was a link within the text. Here you go! http://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/cinnamon-bun-cookies/

Reeni said...

How lucky to live so close by! Thanks for making the cookies! LOVE the pictures!

natalie@thesweetslife said...

umm i need some of that hot choc & vodka!

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