How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

So far, it's mostly been cooking, cleaning, laundry and BAKING!  I love to bake Christmas cookies.  Yesterday I made my favorite cookie, the cookie that I remember making every Christmas as a small child, spritz cookies decorated with colorful sugars.

Yes, that is our traditional pumpkin-shaped spritz cookie in the tin.  They are B's favorites.  Kind of a strangely shaped Christmas cookie, but I also make many shaped like trees, ornaments and poinsettias.  I always have to include a few pumpkins.  They make me smile.  Especially the blue ones.

Today I'm making B's favorite Christmas cookies, almond horns.  Time to get to work!