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This is my favorite time of the year! The decorations, the parties, the kids with huge smiles on their faces and behaving Oh-So-Well because Gilbert, Our Elf, is ‘watching and reporting to Santa’ every day!
It can also be a crazy time of year… the decorations, the parties… haha! But it’s a special kind of crazy for moms. Between the kids’ cookie-induced sugar highs, and the mall crowds, there’s no lack of amusing, funny, long-lasting memories being made. Sprout calls these experiences “Holiday MOMents.”
I had to share this “MOMent” with you today because it was just too ‘real-life’ not to share. Through it all, we know moms want to capture every MOMent, don’t we? I know that my kids will appreciate all of this one day.
I love going to my friend, Hillary’s cookie exchange. (Hillary is the one who gave me this awesome idea for a no-gift first birthday party ) She is such a great hostess and it is always fun to talk to her (& some other great friends) at her parties!
So, normally, my cookies are tasty, but not so pretty. I make these healthier oatmeal chocolate chip cookies a lot and they are great because they are just drop cookies (not cutesy shape or decorating involved!) I make these 3-ingredient funfetti cookies a lot, too, and they turn out well for the same reason (drop cookies).
This year, for Hillary’s party, I decided to make these snowman cookies:
Here is what they SHOULD look like: (ps- if you click on the picture, it will take you to the original pin where I found these)
Do they look anything alike? As my friend Angela P. would say… “Not so much”
So, I texted Hillary about an hour before the party (at this very moment, my husband was sick in bed with the flu, I was also making lasagna for our four kids and trying to help our oldest two boys with their school work.) I told her that my ‘cute snowman cookie’ looked liked a Caterpillar CSI victim.
So- the boys and I moved onto plan B and made a sugar cookie version of my Minty Brownies.
I got all of the kids to bed, left my husband with his cell and Hillary’s home number and I ran to the party for an hour or so (she just lives a few houses away, so I could be back in about 20 seconds.)
Of course, she was as sweet as always and was just happy that I was there, despite my cookie disaster!
This is my MOMent. What’s yours?
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