Sunday, December 18, 2011

A family tradition: Christmas cookies and candy

It's amazing what kind of creativity comes out with a dozen colors of icing and shaped cookies.

Make toffee, then sprinkle with Hershey's dark chocolate chips ...

... check the cookies in the oven ...

... let chips sit two minutes to melt and then spread.

Dark chocolate-covered toffee like the kind sold at Dayton Farmers Market.

A break from baking to play a little lacrosse ...

The family tradition continues ... Christmas cookie baking and candy making involving multiple generations. With a variety of cookie flavors including gingerbread and sugar, and the annual batches of toffee and fudge, it's a time to laugh, be creative, pull out old recipes while incorporating new ones, and enjoy being together. Fa-la-la-la-la!

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
18 December 2011

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