Cookie Fest

You guys, thank you SO MUCH for all of your sweet words about our big news – I was smiling all day reading your comments, you rock!!

And now that I’m finding my way back into blogland after falling into the pregnancy abyss, I’ve decided to officially take a “now and then” approach to blogging – so if I have something I can’t wait to share with you then I will, but if life is crazy then I’ll let awhile go before I post again . . . and not feel guilty about it (key point!).  But I won’t go weeks and weeks at a time without posting like before, I pinkie swear.  Does that sound okay?  Hope so.

And now onto important things – like Christmas cookies.

Cookie Fest

Jason and I are hosting my family at our house tonight for our very first Cookie Fest – it’s going to be an extravaganza (if all goes according to plan, at least).  Here’s what’s on the lineup:

Source: via Liz @ It’s Great to be Home on Pinterest

Source: via Liz @ It’s Great to be Home on Pinterest

Source: via Liz @ It’s Great to be Home on Pinterest

Source: via Liz @ It’s Great to be Home on Pinterest

I know, I’m drooling too.

And since I’m feeling ambitious we’ll also tackle my dad’s pecan puffs.  Yes, I fully anticipate being in a sugar coma for at least 5 days (waking briefly for Christmas, of course).

And if our finished product looks or tastes anything like the recipe photos then I will consider the evening a resounding success.

I’ll let you know how it goes!  Anybody else planning a holiday cookie party?

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  1. Jen Rames says:

    Wow, that is a lot of cookies!! So excited you are giving our sugar cookies a try! You will have to let me know what you think. We did a cookie exchange for work which was a lot of fun. I made the sugar cookies and some peanut butter with toffee & pretzel cookies that I will have to post about soon… :)

    • Liz - It's Great To Be Home says:

      I’m super excited about your cookies, I already made the dough last night! (Hope that was okay to make it so far in advance, hmm.) Jason sneaked a bite of the dough and definitely approved. :)

  2. christy says:

    So fun! Can you email me the recipe for that first picture? They look heavenly! Also – I LOVE the design of the header for this post – so fresh and pretty and I want it. HAHA! Hope you’re feeling well and over the early fatigue of being pregnant. SOOOO excited for you guys!

    • Liz - It's Great To Be Home says:

      Sure, I hope they’re as good as they look! And YES, I’m feeling great over all – I hit the halfway mark today so we’ll see how the rest of it goes! :)

  3. Nora says:

    My mom is a professional holiday cookie baker (not literally but 1700 cookies yesterday kind of way) and you can definitely refrigerate dough for a few days (even a week or two). That first picture looks SO good! I want those in my tummy! Congrats on your big news! :) :) But I’m glad you’ll be back to blogging too, I’ve missed your posts!

    • Liz - It's Great To Be Home says:

      Dang, that certifies her as a professional holiday cookie baker in my book! Thanks for letting me know about the dough, that makes me feel much better about hopefully not poisoning my guests, ha! :)

  4. Justine says:

    those s’more bars look ridiculous. let me know how they turn out – pinning for sure. and i’ve made those turtle pretzels before, and they are amazing. you can eat them like popcorn, which can be very dangerous.

    • Liz - It's Great To Be Home says:

      Oh goodness, that does sound dangerous – and very exciting. :) I know, I have high hopes for the s’mores bars – I’ll let you know how it goes!

  5. Jessie Dirks says:

    Looking at these pics, it seems I can scrap my plans to make cookies to bring with this weekend. :-)

    • Liz - It's Great To Be Home says:

      You’d better not, your cookies are AMAZING!!!! I think everyone would shed a little tear if that were to happen. BTW, looking forward to seeing you and Charles on Friday, have a safe trip!

  6. I’m looking forward to see your dad’s pecan puff’s recipe. I haven’t tried making that one. It seems fun. Nice post!. XD