Hello Tea Friends,
I know it has been a while since I shared a new post. With the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, right before Thanksgiving and the heart wrenching Newton Elementary School tragedy, right before Christmas, emotions have been heavy. It has been a time of serious reflection and clarity on what's important in life. Through it all, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas filled with the blessings of joy and peace.
During this holiday season, I had the opportunity to participate in an annual Christmas cookie exchange hosted by a family friend. I welcomed the distraction and enjoyed gathering with family and friends for this spectacular event. Today, I will share a small recap of this joyous cookie swap.
It has become a tradition for me to bake a "tea theme" cookie for this event. Last year I made Green Tea Shortbread Leaves. A recipe I found on Martha Stewart's website.
This year I decided to bake Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies. I found this recipe on a blog called "My Baking Addiction".
Now for the real cookie spread!
You may want to grab a glass of milk. LOL
Chewy Peanut Butter Blossoms
Saucepan Fruit Bars
Chocolate Corn Flake Stacks
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Shortbread Sandwich Cookies
Crunchy Frostbite Cookies
Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies
Lemon Ricotta Cookies
Chocolate Reindeer Cookies
As always, our friend Linda hosted a spectacular event! Everyone enjoyed the festive music, food, holiday craft project, games and surprise visit from Santa. Taking home a basket filled with delicious cookies, along with recipes, was the icing on the cake.
Thank you Linda for sharing a wonderful dose of Merry Christmas cheer!