Hi everyone! I’m scuba diving in the South Pacific seas surrounding Rangiroa today. Rangiroa is an atoll, which is an island of coral surrounding a lagoon. Atolls are formed from volcanic activity. A volcano erupts, its top blows up and falls into the sea, and coral growing on the sides of the volcano continue to grow.
We’re on a 14-night cruise in French Polynesia. We went on a similar cruise last year (except this time we’re going to the Marquesas) and the snorkeling was amazing. We decided to go again this year so I could try my hand at scuba diving. Even though I’m missing out on a lot of the holiday mumbo-jumbo, I baked up a storm prior to our vacation.
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Ulrike of Küchenlatein who chose Grandma’s All-Occasion Sugar Cookies. You can find the recipe on Ulrike’s blog.
These cookies were wonderful. The dough came together easily and it was easy to roll and cut. I made the dough one day and baked the next.
Your cookies (and vacation spot!) look gorgeous! Hope you’re having a great time!
Cookies and foreign islands!!! Oh you are awesome!!!
I’m so jealous of your cruise, it sounds fabulous! Your cookies look great – love the shapes!
They look so elegant! I really loved this recipe and will definitely make it again 🙂
Very, very nice PinkStripes!
I do have to say though… ARGH! Sugar cookies or not, I envy that cruise in the sun! …while we’re here, freezing our b—- baking in Siberia! LOL
Okay…OUT YOU GO…LOL. It’s not fair to have such lovely looking cookies, really pretty and gorgeous, and have all that great scenery going on at the same time…WOW. You aren’t really out…just me being very jealous of where you really are! Great post.
I am so jealous.
i’m terribly envious of you. the sun there looks perfect! and so do your cookies!
So jealous!! Have a great time! And so cool that you posted your cookies too!!!
We’re all envious of your tropical vacation! Your cookies look wonderful too!
Cookies and a cruise! What more could one want? I’m longing to go on a cruise again myself; it’s been 4 years! Maybe this coming year…
Very pretty and delicate looking cookies – great job and continue to enjoy your vacation.
Sorry, I was momentarily distracted by the “scuba diving in the South Pacific Seas” part of your post, but I picked myself up, worked out my jealousy issues, and can now say with all sincerity that your cookies look beautiful!
Gasp! Super lucky you are! Have a lovely time and enjoy yourself.
Nice vacation! And nice cookies. I love the simplicity of it all . . white sprinkles! Why didn’t I think of that? Excellent job as always.
Absolutely gorgeous!!! They are perfect! Have a great time on your vacation!
Incredible trip – lucky you !! I hope you are having fun.
Enjoy your vacation! Great pictures of your cookies. =)
Well… I hope you enjoy your vacation the most that is possible, your cookies look very nice but rangiroa is better !!
Wow, Wendy just the best Christmas vaca ever! Love that you are missing out on all the mumbo jumbo. NOT! You still baked and posted beautiful cookies. I mean they are perfect…. as if grandma baked them. Hope your vacation remains a beautiful memory. Happy diving.