Monday, December 7, 2015

Mamo's Cookie Decorating and Peanut Butter Temptation Recipe

My favorite holiday tradition is cookie decorating with my mom.  She has always been our resident Martha Stewart.  Every year she bakes a bazillion different cookies and we spend the morning decorating them.  And every year, the cutout cookies never seem to end!  When she was in retail, she would host an open house with all of her goodies.  Still today, people will stop her and tell her how much they miss her cookies.  For her, baking is a sort of therapy.  It has gotten her through some of her darkest times.  And in true Mamo fashion, someone always benefits from her work. Years ago, she created a cookbook of her recipes that benefited numerous charities.  

Everything she touches turns into something magical. 
 The house was decorated, Christmas music was playing, and the littlest elves went to town decorating cookies and boxes for deliveries!

Mamo's elves.  In typical Jenn ADD style, I took these pictures and forgot to get my sweet cousin JuJu and her girl Emma Lou!

Silly Girls!  They are such incredible kids.  They brought so much joy when bringing their goodies to everyone.
One of her most requested cookies is her "Peanut Butter Temptations

I gotta say, it is too too easy to pop one...or 3 in your mouth!


  1. Hello, visiting from Together on Tuesdays. It is so magical making cookies and memories together at Christmas time! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. What a wonderful post, with wonderful goodies to share! I'm so glad you linked up at Together on Tuesdays!!!

  3. Those sound yummy and your Mamo sounds like an incredible person and a great role model! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stopping by from Together on Tuesdays.