The small number of cookies on the plate are just the tip of the iceberg. I actually made around 12 dozen. The way I look at it, a person who has a freezer might as well make LOTS of cookies at one time......you get the same number of dirty bowls and pans whether you make two dozen or 12 dozen.
The doily in the photo was crocheted a couple of years ago, much of it while travelling to and from Alberta by car. The pattern is from a Leisure Arts publication, "Floral Doilies, Book 2", leaflet 2704.