The kids have been excitedly preparing for their special holiday concert. Every night, Will has closed the door to his room and practiced the songs he’d be singing with his class. It was so sweet — especially when he worried this morning that he didn’t practice enough (don’t worry — he did). But here’s the thing: at their new school, the concert is done during school hours — and is just for them. Parents aren’t invited.
That made me a little sad. Although I wasn’t a fan of his old school’s epically long Christmas concert, I do love hearing the little voices and seeing them really get into it. But at least I got to hear the practice sessions, right?
Meanwhile, we’re getting ready for the holiday around here. Inside our house, the tree is up and decorated, the nativity set out and the stockings are hung. But outside is still a work in progress … we’ll get there.
And then there’s the baking. ‘Tis the season for cookie baking and treat making. What’s on the top of your holiday goodies-to-make list this year? I’ve been whipping up Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies, Toffee Crunch Cookies and some other goodies … and soon, I will be making scones and biscotti too. I love making lots of treats and sharing them.
Another treat I will be making this holiday season are these cookie pops. They look impressive but they are super easy and the kids love them. Heck, so do I!
You start by rolling out the cookie dough. I use Pillsbury refrigerated cookie dough because it’s so easy and works perfectly for these cookies. Then you cut them with cookie cutters and gently press the stick into the cookie. Cover it with a little extra dough and then flip them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake them up.
Then comes the fun part: decorating! Pipe on some melted chocolate and have fun with sprinkles.
Disclosure: I was compensated by Pillsbury for creating this recipe. All opinions are, as always, my own.