Monday, December 22, 2008
I have been baking and decorating Christmas cookies using this same Traditional Sugar Cookie Recipe from the Betty Crocker cookbook since I was a newlywed 31 years ago. Back then, I spent hours and hours baking and decorating the cookies to perfection. Back then, I had numerous cookie cutters with lots of detail and would pipe icing on them. Several years ago, I downsized my method and started doing only trees and bells and stars. When Allison started UT, I added the longhorn. To save time, I simply iced them and added sprinkles. About 4 or 5 years ago, the girls and Curtis started to help decorate. They get elaborate with their color schemes and details. I still just ice and sprinkle mine. We have quite a bit of fun with it. These days, there is now a grandson, a new husband and a boyfriend helping, too. Of course, at least one of the decorators had to be reminded not to eat every single cookie he decorated!