Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Baking by the Numbers

We girls made a plethora of Christmas goodies this weekend. We not only made treats for ourselves, but we also made sweets to give to teachers . . . thus the reason for the abundance of desserts.
Julia was totally in her element, using her rolling pin to roll out flour and sugar cookie dough. Her shirt was completely covered with flour after 30 minutes of cookie-making.

When it was time to decorate the cookies, Julia started with a decent amount of frosting. Since she kept snitching while spreading the frosting, not much was left by the time she was done. (I'm sure you understand why we let Julia eat that cookie.)
Naturally, Evelyn had a different approach to decorating the cookies - she took her time so they looked nice.
When all was said and done, we used a total of 14 sticks of butter and 14 cups of sugar to make 120 Russian teacakes (also known as snowball cookies), 20 sugar cookies, 40 peanut butter bon bons, 66 spritz cookies, 48 mini cupcakes topped with Hershey's kisses and a batch of fudge. Thank goodness I had help!


k. said...

Holy Moly, that's a lot of butter! I hope the teachers appreciate all the hard work that went into those goodies.

Disobedient Tiger said...

the ross appreciated all the hard work and butter that went into those goodies.