Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Better late...


Having been rather busy last week, I never got around to baking the Cherry Wink cookies that really are a hallmark of the season in our house. Ever since I can recall, we had these cookies every year. I didn't bake them last year because I didn't have a reliable oven. Besides my aching feet, I had no excuses this year.

As soon as I signed off last night, I turned the oven on and began the prep of chopping dates, pecans and maraschino cherries. Leo helped. I swear he's like a child. He didn't come running until he heard the mixer going and stayed glued by my side snatching errant dates and cherries that fell off the cutting board. He spit the pecans out. By 1:30, we were done and I finally had a taste of Christmas.

Next year, I'm getting Leo a chef's hat and apron.

10 comments:

sapphireblue said...

Yum!

Sandy said...

ohhhh they look delicious! Hope you had a great Christmas...

Stephanie V said...

I can see him in his little cook outfit now.

There's always some food item that just smells and/or tastes like Christmas, isn't there? Glad you had some time to make them.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Thanks Rudee for your comment on my health care ranting. I think that a lot of the hoopla is being stirred up by someone who's agenda it is to have us all running around not trusting anyone. I agree with you we must provide health care for all and really I just ain't gonna worry any more. I have done pretty good taking care of myself and HH. You know Vicks salve, boric acid, peroxide, hot toddy, etc.
QMM

Jadekitty said...

ooh.. Other then cherries I think I have most the ingredients. These are my to do list now.

SkippyMom said...

And....what, no recipe. Gosh Rudee - feed the dog [sounds so familiar :)]but don't share with us. lol

They look delicious.

Gail said...

It was so nice of Leo to help, no hidden purpose in that!

Rudee said...

Skippy--click the link. The recipe is there.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

he spit the pecans out??? too funny! the cookies look delicious!

smiles, bee
oxoxoxoxoxox

The Bug said...

Those look yummy! Yep - I need to see a picture of Leo in his outfit next year :)