Christmas Cookie Party

09 Dec

You can’t tell from looking at these buckets, but there’s a whole party in there!


What you can see (clockwise from top):

  • onion peels
  • banana peels
  • orange peels
  • lots of eggshells
  • lemon halves
  • parsley leaves and dill stems
  • cucumber peels (hidden underneath)


What you can see (clockwise from top):

  • spent hothouse roses (from a gorgeous bouquet my mom brought to Thanksgiving)
  • more eggshells
  • lemon halves
  • grapefruit halves
  • black banana peel
  • shallot stem ends and peels (hidden)
  • thyme stems (hidden)

So, tis the season and everything … You see, it’s become a bit of a tradition to host some friends for an early December gathering to decorate cookies for Christmas.  Lots of girls, lots of sprinkles, lots of finger food, lots of fun.  Here’s the menu that came from those buckets:

Cookie Decorating Party Menu

Sparkling Apple Cider Punch

Hot Chocolate

Cucumber Dill Tea Sandwiches

Homemade Nut Bread with Nutella MiniSandwiches

Mini Shallot, Pancetta, and Thyme Quiches

Green and Red Grapes

Chocolate Mini Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Mini Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting & Crystallized Ginger

Lots and lots and lots of Sugar Cookies

That’s a lot of food and no recipes, but really, it was kind of a no recipe, tweak old standby recipes kind of shindig.  If you have your own party, it’s kind of key to use the easy foods you know and love.  That way your stress level is way down and the fun level is over the top.  Oh, and the sugar cookies?  They are my grandmother’s recipe and she is long gone, but she still said I can’t share it with anyone, sorry.  But here’s a picture to inspire you to create your own.


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Posted by on December 9, 2013 in The Daily Bucket


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