Cookie baking day was Tuesday. My sister and I produced hundreds of iced sugar cookies, biscotti, and other treats for gifts. A few of the cookies in various states of the decorating process are at right. After the cookies are done, we spend hours creating beautiful packaging. When we are finished our children are maxed out on sugar and artificial color and we have the most sought after gifts in the area.
This day of hard work has become a tradition. As we were furiously decorating, baking, and packaging we were planning changes for next year's baking extravaganza - always seeking to attain a more beautiful cookie and a more interesting packaging. Next year, we will start earlier in the morning, so more cookies can be produced. Next year . . . .