The holiday baking party I hosted was SO MUCH FUN. And a bit chaotic. Beyond holding the party at my house, I didn’t do much for hosting. My aunt, sister, mom, sister-in-law all brought ingredients, cleaned the kitchen as they baked and were in general, awesome guests.

Here is our day in photos. I’ll post more cookie photos with all the recipes tomorrow so stay tuned.

The photos above are of my mom and sister.  Cute matching aprons, huh?

I made a yummy spinach, onion and cheese quiche for breakfast.  I make a lot of quiche and this one is at the top of my fave list.  The recipe calls for cottage cheese, which I really liked.  My sister brought white chocolate raspberry scones and my mom brought a fruit salad.  We properly fueled before a big day of baking!
My kitchen is not very big, so the idea of baking 8 different baked goods was a bit scary.  We had ingredients piled on top of more ingredients.
I made chocolate peppermint cookie sandwiches.
Nikki made chocolate Andes mint cookies.
We made wreaths, so simple and so damn good.  I could eat a hundred of these.  Instead of red hots I used Skittles to embellish the wreaths.  Wrigley’s sent me a HUGE box of candy the other week so the Skittles came in handy.
My aunt made Russian tea cake cookies.
My mom made snickerdoodles (about to go in the oven). These are so classic and taste best with a huge glass of milk.
My niece Chloe also joined us.My sister Katie made peanut butter blossoms with peanut butter cups and Hershey Kisses.

My aunt also made frying pan cookies.

We had tons of cookies for everyone to take home.

After all was said and done, my kitchen was still a bit of a disaster but it didn’t take long to clean up. And then I realized I had about 100 cookies in my house all within reach. And so I packed a big container to send with Erik to work on Monday and I’m taking the rest with me to the office. I hope my coworkers are hungry!

I loved having a whole day set aside for hanging with some of my fave ladies and baking. Can’t wait to do it again next year.