The plan was to make my dough the day before, allow it to chill overnight, and then wake up early Monday morning and bake my cookies so that they could be fresh and warm for the 10:00 a.m. cookie exchange. In retrospect, a late decision to test-bake a batch probably saved my ass. Given the size of my kitchen, the single baking pan that came with the apartment, and the fact that I had to bake 13 dozen cookies, I probably would have had to wake up at 4:00 a.m. to be ready in time. As it was, I was baking until bedtime last night.
This morning, I was the first one to present my Drunken Uncles (TM Lawren Bancroft-Wilson and/or whoever actually came up with the Drunken Uncle name) at the first annual Dark Matter cookie exchange.
Akemi included a tag with each bag of cookies. A nice touch, I thought (note the careful attention to red noses). And then I saw the little tags on the cookies presented by our 1st Assistant Art Director and Graphics Maestro Roxanne Borris:
We gathered in the production office where we laid our cookies out for the photo op –
After which we helped ourselves to the cookie selection – 12 half dozen varieties. I sample every one of them.
And then shut my office door and napped until it was time to go home.
Can’t wait until next year!