December 18, 2009

Our family's oldest Christmas tradition is


baking cookies for neighbors and special friends.



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Yesterday was baking day;

we started baking at 11:30 am.

Everyone pitched in to help.


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Each cookie is a special family recipe:



Freeman Fudge
(Steve's specialty. Recipe from his mom, Lois)


Mexican Wedding Cakes
( my personal favorite. Recipe from Lois Freeman)


Thumbprint Cookies
(Brittany's specialty)


White Chocolate Dipped Molasses Cookies
(recipe from Marci's family, the Miners)


Lemon Sandwich Cookies
(added this year, recipe from the Kelley Anne Miner)



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200 cookies and a batch of fudge

were baked and delivered by 4:30pm.


Merry Christmas from the Freemans !


30 comments:

kelley said...

How close, in miles, do you have to be...to be a neighbor? Just hoping.....Everythng looks yummmmmy!

Jennifer Gibbs Kambourian said...

Yummm! I wonder if you would post your Christmas cookie recipes...it would be fun to make these.

Brittany said...

You put me to shame this year! Completing all of that in 5 hours. In my defense I did do all of the baking myself though, while Ili made dinner. Who put together the thumbprints this year and will any of these cookies have a Christmas day encore?

The Chrissy Herself said...

Thank you everyone for not asking if I just suddenly gained 50 pounds :-) I have on 4 layers on clothing and an apron I was so cold :-)

And thanks for the cookies Freemans! We have yet to come get ours, but I know they are going to be amazing!

Cheryl Joy said...

LOVE this tradition.

Zach O. said...

lookin supa good.

Marci said...

The wedding cakes are my favorite too...so sad I don't get to eat them anymore. I'll have to get the recipe when we come though so we can keep the tradition alive :-).

Lynnie said...

Ditto Jen's Yummm! Yesterday was my baking day too! I made harvest loaves (15 of them). The wedding cakes are possibly my favorites too. Your cookie display looks so Christmassy. By the way, Chrissy, looks cute.

Stefanie said...

It's not christmas without a baking day! Love it. Where's mine? I didn't get any? You must have just forgotten. Do you need my address? =o)

Jennifer Gibbs Kambourian said...

Yay!!! I just got my "Freeman Christmas Cookeis!!" How fun...John flew in today and handed me a gift bag from your family...I opened it up and there was a beautiful (and yummy, I might add) collection of the very same treats I saw on your blog this morning...how fun is that?! Thank you Freemans! Love, the Kambourians
(I was seriously bummed this morning when I saw these cookie photos, because I thought, "Man, I would LOVE to have some of those for our family--they look so good...but there is no way that is possible, since I live in Mexico now..."...and you made it happen, Diane! What a great sister I have...(-:

KelleyAnne said...

The cookies all look so yummy! I am so flattered to have some recipes included. The White Chocolate Dipped Molasses are our new favorite!

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