One of my favorite memories of Christmas time growing up is making cookies with my mom, sister, and Nana. It was always an all day event that was filled with sugar, peppermint, candy cane, and gingerbread cookies. We would literally work all day baking, frosting, and decorating cookies. Nana would make everything from scratch of course.
All of the supplies...ready to go...
First step...cut out the shapes...
Then gather up your scraps and start again!
After your cookies are cut...it is frosting time!
Next comes the sprinkles...a.k.a. "pinkles"
As you can see...most of the "pinkles" ended up on the paper...not the cookie. Since someone is a 2.5 old...and wants to do everything, "aw by mysewf"...we had to switch to a spoon method.
One "chocwet pinkle" at a time
As you can see...he was using his tried and true method of "let's clump everything together, in the middle of the cookie, so that there is a mountain of "fosting" and "pinkles." :o)
After you frost and sprinkle them...time for a taste test...
True sign of decorating success.
No one said it was a clean job!
Have you been kissing smurfs again?
Landry and me
Landry and Nawnie
One thing I don't remember about the tradition...is the mess! :o)
So...who's coming over to help us eat them all? :o)