It’s Cyber Monday and I am combing the Internet for deals on cold weather clothes.
If you’re a frequent reader you’re probably thinking, “Um, you live in California – why would you need those?” And the answer is simple: for the first time in six years I will be spending the Christmas holiday with my family in Buffalo and Tyler’s in Raleigh! This also means that Fox’s very first Christmas will be filled with white snow and my heart has been exploding since the plane ticket confirmation hit my email inbox.
Besides some fake snow up in Big Bear during a “snowboarding sesh” (trust me when I put that in quotes – it took me 45 minutes to slide my butt down the bunny hill), the last time I saw snow was over four years ago when I spent three days in Estes Park, Colorado.
Therefore, the idea of winter coats, hats, scarves, and mittens are consuming my thoughts – especially the baby-sized ones. All of the heart-eye emojis!
In honor of my upcoming trip I made Cozy Winter Mitten Cookies, which are not only beautiful, but yummy too!
During my Black Friday escapades I slipped into Target and picked up a few basics as well as Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets to make my life a bit easier. They guide me through the process of baking to avoid burned cookie bottoms and blackened sheets in more than a few ways. The bottoms cook evenly, I don’t have to measure out the size of the oven-safe sheet (and I can lift it right off the pan and onto the cooling rack), they don’t stick, and the clean-up is easy peasy! I’m admittedly a really bad baker, nonetheless making great strides everyday!
Before I tip you off with this Pastel Royal Icing recipe, let me just say that I expected to have to experiment with several different bowls of white icing and food coloring mixtures before coming up with the perfect shades. Somehow, this recipe only requires one bowl and one batch of icing! Just frost your pinks first, then purple, finally blue!
By the way, here is where I found the Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets at Target:
What are you looking forward to this holiday season?