Here are some of the spoils of the evening.
I focused on sugar cookies this year. I baked over 150 and my back and hands are still sore from icing them all.
The best treat of all though has got to be these chocolate mint brownie cookies. They're really good but one of the girls was quick to point out that with their lovely coat of powdered sugar they looked like the arsenic dusted cookies from the Flowers in the Attic movie. That movie freaked me out as a kid. Not so much the cruelty and death but that bathtub scene - ewww - it haunts me to this day. I'm all for family togetherness but I'm not letting my brother scrub my back in the tub okay.
Anyway, these cookies will forever be known as the "flowers in the attic cookies" within our little circle of friends.
This is for you girls: