The tree is coming down this weekend. I will be sorry to see it go because it was a wonderful light source in a normally dark corner of the living room. We’re even more sorry that this is the last of the Christmas cookies! After taking a photo of this tray, I made a firm commitment to make new Valentine cookies this year. I didn’t get a chance to take cookie trays to our neighbors for Christmas so they will all get Valentine cookies this year.

The last cookies of Christmas 2011. On the tray: Top tier - Peppermint Sticks and Almond Spritz Trees. Bottom tier clockwise from Gingerbread Boys: Gingerbread Boys, Sugarplum Pies, Springerli, Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peppermint Pattie Brownies.