Yesterday was the day! Our annual bake-athon. As last year, and the year before, and the year before that year, we met our friends for a whole day of christmas cookie baking. It does get more challenging every year, on ehas to say….last year, when we were putting the cookies into the cookie jars, the little one was helping and it took her about ten minutes to notice that she could actually eat the cookies as well. Well, this year she already knew it from the beginning and of course she didn’t wait until the cookies were ready to be put into the jars (she has a sweet tooth, that girl. And it’s not just sugar she is after – she will also eagerly nibble some flour, butter, almonds, dried apricots and and and…). And, of course, there are not one but two children this year.
We still managed to bake six different types of cookies within six hours. Gingerbread, black-and-white cookies, almond cookies, poppy cookies with sallow thorn, so called angels’ eyes and – Karsten’s trump – semolina cookies with cognac apricots. Now our cookie jars are full and there is still gingerbread dough for approximately four more trays of cookies waiting on the balcony.