We used the "Vanilla Variation" recipe for cookie dough which can be found here on LilaLoa.com, and we used a buttercream frosting recipe which can be found here on www.shemakesahome.com. The cookie dough is really yummy, and best of all in my opinion, it stays nice and soft after it's baked. The buttercream is yummy too, and together they make a cookie that tastes just like a Christmas cooke should taste!
My daughter and I have a lot of fun with this. We're not going to win any decorating contests any time soon, but oh my gosh we have fun talking and being a little silly while we're spending this time together. We end up with some traditional cookies, and some more "creative" offerings. And it's always time well spent.
Without much further explanation, I think I'll just post a gallery of our cookie art. If a cookie here or there doesn't seem to make sense, that's ok. We had a lot of fun, and that's what counts.
|Bright Christmas lights|
|Festive candy canes|
|MMMmmmm, Christmas balls. (Saturday Night Live, anyone?)|
|Two left mittens. No right mitten, unfortunately.|
|Perhaps the oddest collection this year, the skull, skeleton and mummy. ???|
|Simple, traditional Christmas tree|
|My daughter totally over-achieved on this awesome snow globe.|
|And again on this awesome Christmas bunny. With a bow tie, of course.|
|It wouldn't be Christmas without a baseball. ????|
|Somehow this toy soldier ended up looking like one of the Village People. ???|
|Here in the sunny South, we're enjoying 75 degree days.|
Merry Christmas, everyone!