Xmas Cookies – Rebake

Back by popular demand….  Well, only one person, but she’s the Empress of Arkansas, White Lady In The Hood – what am I gonna do??!  Lady asked if we had made some more of the yummy Christmas cookies, as we had last year, especially the decorated, look-alike sugar cookies we provide for our chiropractors adult “kids”.

Always happy to showcase the abilities of wife and daughter, and make you jealous that you weren’t here, ruining your diet, I took a few more photos to show you what may be the last time we do this.


This is one of two Christmas/fruit cakes we baked, just before it got wrapped in brandy-soaked cheesecloth, to age.


We’re still making the thumbprint cookies, with green and red glazed cherries.

SDC10501And we made up batches of decorated spritz cookies, Yule logs, cookie nests, regular and Maple shortbreads.  This year, the wife thinks she finally achieved the perfection of the Scottish shortbreads that she attributes to my Mother.

One of the Chiropractor’s married daughters (and her husband) had SDC10478a baby girl this past year.  We found a “baby” cutter, and included a replica of sensibly-named Alice with each kid’s batch, plus one un-iced one to the parents, for the little one to gum.  S D is “Superdad”, and his track pants, like mom’s apron, are a bit messy with handprints, spit-up, etc.


This is the other married couple’s matched cookies.


The third, unmarried daughter has a steady guy, and they’re looking to set a date, right after they finish their matched cookies.


SDC10487The son, the youngest, is currently studying hard to be a pharmacist.  Here is his voodoo-cookie, first alone, and then with all the boys.


Of course, each of them got a stocking with their names on.


We made a few extra “men and women”, in case one for the kids broke, or was ruined.


We made and decorated a few non-people sugar cookies as well.


We “adopted” the sweetest little Chinese snowgirl, and made sure she had lots of friends to play with.


And finally, tired and hot from watching others be creative, and from slaving over a hot keyboard to tell this tale, I kicked back and cooled off with a bottle of my reserve signature beer.



Producer/Director – GranmaLadybug

Set Decoration – GranmaLadybug, LadyRyl

Assistant to Producer/Director – Shimoniac

And a little bit Archon

Gaffer, Bestboy, Gofer, Etc, Etc, – Archon

Photos – LadyRyl

Technical Assistance – GranmaLadybug, LadyRyl


14 thoughts on “Xmas Cookies – Rebake

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    Way too cute to eat.


  2. whiteladyinthehood says:

    Thank you for the post! I’m so impressed with the talented bakers in your family! They are adorable cookies, Archon! Thank you for sharing (if not by taste by visual mouth watering…)


  3. BrainRants says:

    I can’t imagine the hours you all put into this. Wow. I hope you post the recipe for the Scottish shortbread cookies.


  4. genndelille says:

    All of those cookies look so good!!!!


  5. Kayjai says:

    The fruitcake sounds AWESOME…yummmmm…..


  6. benzeknees says:

    Oh, how I wish I still enjoyed baking! I have such fond memories of Christmas baking.


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