December 28, 2008

A late Christmas wish & Happy 2009

Christmas is over and in a few days time, we are crossing over to the new year again! How time flies... we may not know it as we live our hectic life day by day; but with this blog, I can truly sense it because everytime when I make a posting towards the end of the month, I knew oh it's another month again. :)

Sorry that I had not been able to make a decent post to give my christmas wishes to all readers before the christmas. I had been so busy with friends' gatherings, outings, etc that I finally have the time to make a post today, after having uploaded all the photos taken during this festive period.
This christmas, I didn't really bake anything special, but I was happy that I got to be involved in baking cookies for my unit's X'mas Party. The cookies were to be given to each of us as door-gifts. My colleague and I came out with the idea of making giant chewy cookies and tied it like a lollipop!
This is an oatmeal raisin cookie and I decorated it with m&ms and melted chocolate. I should have used dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate because it took the whole day to be dried up and the brown colour wasn't distinctive enough.
I also baked a christmas fruitcake for my family and dd and some in mini cupcakes for my colleagues. This fruitcake recipe is a much lighter version and I really like the taste of it. The only modification was I used grand marnier instead of brandy and I replaced cinnamon powder with mixed spice. Recipe taken from Florence's blog.

I would like to end this post by wishing all my dear friends, readers and baking kakis a very happy new year! May everyone have a fruitful year ahead in 2009! :D


Happy Homebaker said...

Dear Aimei, here's wishing you a Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...


May 2009 brings you the best in terms of health and happiness, AND all your dreams be fulfilled!!

Warmest regards.

Small Small Baker said...

Hi Aimei, wishing you a Happy year in 2009! ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Aimei! May the new year bring you much joy and love :)

Oh, and I absolutely adore the lollipop cookies!

Aimei said...

Hi Happy Homebaker, skinnymum, smallsmallbaker and ovenhaven,

Thanks for all your well wishes! :) Happy New Year!

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Hello Aimei,

I know I'm a little late, was overwhelmed by my work :(

HAPPY NEW YEAR and I bet 2009 will be a good year for all of us. I think piggies have a better luck this year! Hurray for the both of us!

Aimei said...

Hi Mrs Kwok,


Yeah, 2009 will be a good year for us! :D