I’m ready for the holiday season and I don’t even care. We’re a third of the way through November and that’s enough. It’s 34º right now, so it’s certainly appropriate.
Time for some holiday cookies! I didn’t even know if they still sold Hershey’s Hugs, but good news. They do.
We haven’t started decorating yet, but I definitely plugged in the tree-scented Wallflower.
I lost my whisk. I only have this tiny one. It’s about 3 inches long by 3/4 inch wide.
This looked really gross for a while.
4 hours?! Ain’t nobody got time for that! Ugh. 4 hours was going to be too late, so overnight it is.
Step 7: Get up at the crack of dawn to finish.
I only had a tiny bit of sanding sugar left, so I mixed it with the regular ol’ granulated kind.
They still looked okay, I guess.
I had a few that melted. GET OUT OF MY KITCHEN, REJECT!
Looking good so far (mostly)!
Don’t touch those!
We’re safe. He got down.
I’m excited to share these. I have a ton and they’re good.
Link to original recipe (McCormick again)
I got: 72 (only 67 had Hugs. I ran out.)
Start time: 4:25 Monday
End time: 8:35 Tuesday (16 hours, 10 mins)
Martha’s estimated time: 4 hours, 30 mins
What did I learn?
- The cookies melt if the dough isn’t really cold.
- Christmas music sounds great this time of year and I’m not ashamed.
What do I need to learn?
- How do you lose a whisk?
I went on a run yesterday before I baked and it was painfully cold. Gotta do it, though. 6 months until my first half marathon!