We started the Bake Day tradition in 1999. Jim and I, and the kids and their families who can make it, get together and do our Christmas cookie baking. We discovered this year that after so many years of doing this, we’ve developed a pretty good flow of who does what. The big event of the day is always cutting out the sugar cookies, icing them and sprinkling. This year when we put the leaves in the table to give us more work room, we discovered sprinkles from last year’s bake day hiding there. Jim cleaned them out just in time for this year’s mess.
As the grandchildren get older, it is becoming more difficult to find time for what has become a very special day for me. We always do it the weekend before Christmas. There is nothing like fresh cookies. I am hoping the day never comes when I find myself baking Christmas cookies alone again. Surely someone will take pity on me and come dump a cup of flour or two, or a bottle of sprinkles, on the floor!