Our Boys

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cookie Crazy

I mentioned the other night how wonderful Brett was to give me so much help in making Christmas cookies this year. We decided to make it a tradition which means he now has to help every year FOREVER! It may not look like it in this picture but he really was a big help!

I seriously make the GREATEST sugar cookies ever. I really can't take too much credit though because I think it has more to do with the recipe than the baker. I usually just use a round cookie cutter (actually, funny story, right after Brett and I got married, I didn't have any cookie cutters and so I started using one of our drinking glasses. Three and a half years later, we only have one of the glasses left because they keep breaking and I am nervous what I will do when that one breaks!) and decorate them with various colored icing. In this picture I was joking that I made this one look like Santa - I am not and never have been very artistic. Anyone who has ever tasted these cookies thinks they are the best!

And here is the final product of everything we made ( missing is the fudge that ended up in the trash and the peanut butter cup cookies that had to be chiseled out of the pan). Starting with the red/ green/ and white sugar cookies, clockwise, Hersey Kiss cookies (again, the best I have ever had; made with Bisquick and super soft!), Chocolate Toffee Cookies, and Plantations Cookies. The plantation cookies are extra special because they are my Great Grandma Pearl's recipe. She used to make them all the time and keep them in a special tin in her kitchen. She passed away a few years ago and sometimes I really miss her. She was truly a wonderful lady! Our plantation cookies came out really well, and as good as they tasted, they just weren't hers because I didn't have the right tin.

On another Christmas note, we are still a work in progress when it comes to the Christmas card. We attempted tonight to take a picture of the dogs together by the tree and not one picture contains both dogs. One has Lucy and Tucker's nose, but that is it. Lucy wanted everyone to know it is not her fault - she was posing the whole time.


Emmy said...

mmm.....do your sugar cookies taste like E&P smiley cookies? they look delicious.

Anonymous said...

they are better than E & parks- really. love, moma kate

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