Two days before Christmas (is that Christmas Eve Eve?) the kids and I decided it was time to bake cookies for Santa. When I grew up my mom always made sugar cookie dough and gingerbread dough, so that's what I did (isn't it funny how you're drawn to the traditions you grew up with?). My munchkins had a lot of fun rolling the dough and choosing which cookie cutters to use.
Here they are hard at work:
After all the cookies had cooled, I mixed up five colors of icing, sanitized some paint brushes (I mean, I TOTALLY used the proper approved pastry brushes), got out all the sprinkles I could find, and let the kids have at it.
Tralee insisted that Santa wanted a rainbow cookie. We didn't have a rainbow cookie cutter, so I took a knife to some dough and came up with the cookie below. Tralee approved of it (phew!), and Santa told her later on in a letter that it was his favorite cookie of the night!
|This was the work of Hunty.|
|Tralee lasted longer than Hunter. Hunter decorated (if you can call one splotch of red icing on a cookie decorating) one or two cookies, then had enough. Tralee helped me till the cookies and icing ran out.|
It was a fun cookie filled day!