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warming the house

We finally had a little housewarming party. I spent a couple days organizing, emptying out those last boxes, and making a list of those little things we have been meaning to get. Even though it was a bit of work to get everything fully presentable, now every room in the house has reached ultimate cozy level, so we are pretty stoked about that.

In addition to cleaning, I made some cookies for the party. Just a couple.cookieparty1

It was basically the cookie wonderland I have always dreamed of.cookieparty2

time for mistletoe and holly

We went to the guy’s work party last night. So fun. Holiday parties always make me feel so festive. We listened to Christmas music while we got all dressed up. It was chilly outside, and we looked at Christmas lights on our way downtown. We took pictures of all the Christmas trees. It was just a really nice evening to celebrate and learn how to gamble with pretend money.

And I am also deeply happy that my date for every event for the rest of my life is so charming and handsome. christmasparty1 Screen shot 2013-12-13 at 6.42.29 AM

stop, its cookie time

We are planning a little cookie party this weekend. So far, I have a dozen recipes picked out, with a careful rationale behind the choice of each one. But I think making a dozen kinds of cookies seems a little crazy, right?

Here are a couple of things on my list (click photo or link to go to recipe): pecan biscotti (texture, crunch, pecans), peanut butter cookie (looks festive, also has no flour, so its good for the gluten-freers), peppermint marshmallows (not a cookie, but you have to put something in your hot chocolate), and chocolate chip (a cookie staple, thin and chewy)

biscotti peanut butter peppermint marsh choc chip

What is your go-to holiday cookie? I love collecting new recipes.

PS- I have a very comprehensive cookie pinboard here.