So here's another post to add to the folder I like to call "Proof that your early childhood was filled with Christmas magic*."
One of my family's favorite Christmas cookies, chocolate cherry thumbprints.
Baking with Mom or Nina or Nonny or Lynda, depending on which of us you're asking. Or perhaps we'll just say, the children's maternal grandmother.
Pretzel dipping. Who needs to bake when you can just dunk stuff in chocolate?
Addy was initially very painstaking and methodical in her dipping.
Eli dove right in.
I may use this picture in our Christmas letter- sure, they have food on their faces, but on the other hand, any picture with clean faces would seem clearly posed and unrealistic.
Mint chocolate dipped pretzels. I also made some with white chocolate rolled in crushed candy canes. Both kinds turned out AWESOME and ADDICTIVE. I am totally making more in a few days, because my supply is, uh, already mysteriously depleted. Thanks for the idea, Lori!
The kids' project- chocolate and sprinkle dipped mini pretzel rods. After watching them slobber all over the pretzels and their own hands before dipping, these little goodies are being enjoyed ONLY by the kids.