sisters are a major blessing, and i have five. (our two brothers are pretty wonderful, too.) after a busy friday at work, two of my sisters visited for dinner and cookie making - just sisters. i had refrigerated the dough, and made baked butternut squash and whole wheat pasta.
it was a joy to roll out the dough and cut out the shapes with them, just as we had as children.
i learned that if you leave a candy cane in the wrapper, and bang it gently with a hammer, it breaks into sweet pieces, as in the star at the top of this picture. yum! have you been baking?