The holiday baking is done — a little later than normal, but the last few weeks have been a lot busier than I expected — and this morning the last step in the process has been completed.
My Christmas cookies have been placed into festive cookie tins lined with bright striped paper. The bar cookies and heavier items go on the bottom and the iced sugar cookies and lighter fare sit on top. I always aim for a colorful presentation so that when the recipients open their cookie tins they are greeted by a riotous selection of different options and have to make a tough initial choice.
With the delivery of my cookies, my last pre-Christmas task has been completed. Now I can sink back with a sigh and revel in the holidays and my family.