More Baking and my Christmas Trees

Well, I made the shortbread dough last night but I didn't bake them until this morning.

Then this afternoon I made the Voluptuous Coconut Macaroons.  I hadn't made them for a couple of years and forgot that the baking time in the original recipe was off.  It said 20 minutes but after almost burning the first batch I found that they are done after 10 minutes.

Last night I finished decorating my main tree in the Living Room

and today I finished decorating my Nutcracker Tree and got my Shepherd's Bush 2000 Years Ago tree in position and all lighted up.

I have most of my decorating done now - just few bits and pieces to put into place.  And once I  have made my Butter Tart Squares all the baking will be  done. Yippee!!!

After I finished posting here, I will go back to stitching on another one of my 2011 Crazy January Challenge starts - Believe Tree by Mary McLenon (M Designs).   I will post a picture of my progress tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.  I enjoy reading them.

Take care and happy stitching!!!!



  1. Beautiful trees & yummy looking cookies! Blessings, Shirlee

  2. Love your trees.... and your cookies look yummy. I love shortbread too!

    happy stitching and merry Christmas

  3. Your trees and baking look great.

  4. You have been busy. I love macaroons. Christmas is a great time to do lots of baking and not feel guilty about the calories. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

  5. i love your tree too..so sweet..and yummy cookies..
    merry christmas..
    stitchy hugs
    cucki xx

  6. Ooooo, macaroons, shortbread cookies (yum) and gorgeous Christmas trees. Everything is beautiful Loretta. (I'm especially lovin' those Shepherds Bush ornies.) Beautiful! :)

  7. Loretta, the cookies look yummy!! Love the trees too.

  8. Your cookies look so yummy! Pretty trees! :)

  9. It all looks wonderful! Decorating is done but I've still got a few batches of cookies to bake tomorrow.

  10. Your baking looks great!! :p
    Thank you for sharing your tree pictures :D

  11. I added your tree to my post! :D