Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Today I baked, and baked, and well…baked.

Okay, I did manage to clean a little too :)

just call me Cinderemily from now on, kay?


No, I’m just kidding, a day like this comes rarely – taking initiative is not something I do very well around the house *sorry mom*…

Anywho – back to my baking.  I managed to make three batches of cookies today.  I. never. want. to. smell. another. cookie. again.  After accidentally eating a little too much batter for my liking, the cookies didn’t seem too appetizing when they came out of the oven.  My stomach was not liking me very much.



I made Heath Toffee Cookies and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.  Then later I made Gingerbread Woopie Pie Cookies, which, if I do say so myself, are the bomb diggety.  I forgot to snap a picture of them, or perhaps they are just too sacred to be publicized like that..

Of course by the end of this cookie baking fiasco, I was covered in flour and so was the kitchen.  After help from my little munchkins a.k.a vacuum cleaners a.k.a dogs, I got the mess cleaned up, which brought me up here to my bed to lounge and blog.  Cinderella definitely didn’t have it this easy :)


If I don’t get a chance to post tomorrow, I want to take the time to wish each and every one of you a very merry Christmas.  You all deserve the best holiday with your family and friends.  And for those of you who are struggling – please try to leave negative thoughts out of the equation.  Relax and enjoy the company you keep, there is no other day out of the year that is warmer or brighter – embrace it!




Again – thank you we heart it for some of the pictures.


  1. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day, Emily!! Baking is pure bliss around the holidays - especially with family!! :)

  2. Merry Christmas Emily! I'll go bake some cookies now. Enjoy the holidays!

  3. i also ate WAY too much batter for my tummy's liking today...oh well, 'tis the season, right? :)

    merry christmas emily! i hope you have a great one!

    ♥ lindsey

  4. I'm hoping to do some baking tomorrow as well :) I'm so glad to hear you are enjoying the season... have a wonderful Christmas!


  5. aww yay for baking! thats awesome!

  6. Amazing cookies! :) I may make sugar cookies tomorrow.. what is Christmas without sugar cookies? It's nothing!

    Hope you have a very merry Christmas. :)

  7. Merry merry Christmas Emily! Baking is bomb diggety - I'm sure all of your creations were absolutely delicious! Hope you have a wonderful day today and tomorrow! Enjoy the holiday!

  8. I did some baking too!

    Your stomach is still up for some Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies??

    Your cookies looks divine! Especially the Oatmeal Raisin cookies (probably because of the oats!)

    ♥ Merry Christmas ♥

  9. I've been making cookies galore too! I always sneak tastes and I get belly aches too, but what the hell! It's the holidays!
    Merry Christmas to you Emily!

  10. oh wow, those cookies sound amazing! where did you get the recipes from?
    glad you enjoyed yourself goregous. and happy christmas to you!

    xo hannah

  11. :) those cookies look great!!
    thank you dear, i do want to enjoy christmas, i am feeling a bit better today.
    enjoy the holiday dear, you're the best!

  12. Oy, too much cookie batter is exactly what "too much of a good thing" implies. At least you enjoyed yourself while baking :)

    Have yourself a Merry little Christmas Emily!

  13. the Heath Toffee Cookies and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies look amazing!!!!!!!! i adore chocolate but when an oatmeal raisin cookie is done right, nothing better! And heath bar = my fave candy as a kid growing up. OMG these look marvelous.
    Merry Xmas!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. haha aw you are so cute girl. Hey, maybe Santa will bring you a Prince Charming for Christmas :)

    Merry Christmas to you baby! xo

  15. Mmm, I ADORE baking.

    Hope you have a Merry, healthy and joyful Merry Christmas, love!! <3

  16. Heath toffee cookies? Hook it up! that combines two of my favorite things in the world ;). I spent all last night baking up a storm too and i think the near future has the same thing in store. merry xmas!!!

  17. mmm baking on the holidays!
    Yum yum! :)

    Happy Holidays lovekins<3 you deserve the greatest!

  18. looks great! good job! have a great christmas and try to enjoy it love :)

  19. i love all the baking that happens this time of year :)
    happy holidays!