Growing up, my family celebrated Christmas a little differently every year. To this day we have very few "set in stone" traditions, aside from the scrumptious late-morning breakfast my dad cooks up on Christmas morning.
But somewhere we skipped Christmas cookies altogether.
Yesterday I embarked on a Christmas cookie baking/decorating project, inspired by none other than the fabulous Bake at 350 and Tidy Mom (those ladies make some serious cookies!).
I decided that chocolate was the route to go (honestly, when is chocolate not the route to go?) and baked up some of Tidy Mom's Chocolate Cutout Cookies. After a trip to Wal-Mart for cookie cutters (I didn't even own cookie cutters! Shocking.).
|I discovered that the cookies baked better when they were rolled pretty thin (1/4 inch?).|
|All ready for the oven.|
So, plan B. I found this fun-looking Glace Icing at Our Best Bites and gave it a whirl. It was easy to put together, and I added some color to a few small bowls.
|The cookie decorating station|
My icing was not quite thick enough and did not stay on very nicely at first, until I discovered that spreading it over the cookie with a toothpick worked best for me.
|One of my favorites...my lady with the pearl necklace!|
|Splotchy stocking, Gaping-Mouthed Gingerbread Man, and Black-Eyed Frosty.|
The blue snowman even has what Bridget would call unsightly pits. (Oh dear! Oh my!) He tasted just fine, so I've forgiven myself for that particular calamity. :)
The best part was putting Squishy to bed and having two girlfriends over to help me tuck these cookies away. I lit candles, and we drank hot tea, dined on cookies, and chatted. Ah, good times.
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