Saturday, November 18, 2006

Little Debbie, move over!


OOOOPPPPPPSSSSS! I thought I'd get a head start on the game and do some pre-baking for Christmas and put the goodies in the freezer. Well, I made *Cherry Balls* I meant to double the recipe and realized that I put way too much butter in the mix and ended up making 4x the recipe! I ran out of coconut and icing sugar and had to run to the store, I was in my PJ's cause I had to get there ASAP! I covered them the best I could with splash suit pants. No one caught me! Came back and mixed it into a much larger bowl! I was only trying to make about 5 dozen and ended up with 11 3/4 dozen. I thought I'd do something a little different and dip one end in CHOCOLATE and the other side in graham wafer crumbs, they kinda look like little acorns! ( Tall Oaks from little acorns grow.-Chinese proverb. I have a greater chance of growing wider! LOL) Any how what I thought would only take 1/2 hour to make ended up taking almost 5 hours! All in all it was fun I had the Christmas music playing in the background, and just thought of how fun it will be next year making cookies with a little help from Callie.
In the last couple of weeks I've made 15 dozen Neiman Marcus chocolate cookies, 1 tray rockyroad squares, 2 batches of scotch cookies, 1 tray of nanaimo bars, and 2 batches of plain cherry balls and put them all in the freezer.
All I have left to make before Christmas are my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and Meat Pies. I don't like them in the freezer for very long so I'll hold off another 3-4 weeks. My two sister-in-laws look forward to a loaf of Banana Bread each year as a treat the week of Christmas.
You have to try making the Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie, There is a really cool story as to how the recipe became known. I'll post it if you want the recipe.

15 comments:

Shannon S said...

15 dozen? 11 3/4 dozen?! Good grief, you are one crazy baker! I'd never want to see another cookie again (ok, not true!)
Ooh, what are nanimo bars?!
What a gorgeously tasty Christmas your family is going to have!

Ann said...

ooops that cookie comment was meant for this post. The offer still stands!!!:0)

Doris & Dan Clark said...

It all sounds delicious!

Keep smilin!

Drea said...

Okay Deb, seriously now I am craving christmas cookies!!! You are crazy lady? 5 hours! Thats quite impressive, and thanks for the laugh on the pj's! Usually thats me, taking out the garbage in my pj's, driving to the mailbox, but honestly NEVER at the grocery store! You are too funny!

Tracey & Mike said...

Holy cow you are way too ambitious & organized! I haven't even thought about my Christmas baking yet! Mmmmmm nanimo bars...my favorite!

ladybugmommy said...

I didn't get a chance to post my congrats on your official log in date...so I will do it here...what a great feeling...we are officially six months log in dated today...that is half a year. Amazing! So relieved to finally know that number for you. YIPEE!!

Dawn and Dale said...

WOW!! I'm coming to YOUR house for Christmas!!!

I bet it's amazing at your place during the holidays!!

God Bless,

Dawn

Anonymous said...

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Lee-Anne said...

Holy MOly!!! YOu have been a busy "little Debbie"!!! You'll have enough sweets to feed an army!!!

We're having lunch at my sister-in-laws, and her family LOVE my lemon merigue pie, and have already placed their order for a Christmas day treat!!!

kim said...

I wish I could be in your house for Christmas...I know I wouldnt have any room for that Turkey dinner!! I cannot belive how much you made....any ladybug cookies??

Robin said...

WOW.. that's a LOT of cooking/baking. Do post the recipe.. I LOVE collecting recipes

Elise said...

Ok...I haven't had a nanimo bar since we lived in BC, near Nanimo in fact:), I would love the recipe!!! Yummy!

Stacy said...

I have no idea what a nanimo bar is.

You have definitely been busy. Sounds Yummy!!!

Shannon said...

can you share the recipe? but can you explain why you make so many cookies lol... besides I'm jealous... i want cookies lol...

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