Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas cookies

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!


Cheryl Wray said...

How FUN!!! I love Christmas cookies!

jwood said...

What a wonderful tradition. Happy Holidays!

Mary Lou said...

Looks like lots of family fun! Loved the comments about the changes over the years and of course, the one about "one of the cookie-eating decorators"!!! :) Too cute!

Merry Christmas!!!