Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The Cookie Christmas Tradition Continues
Every year my girls and I bake scads of Christmas cookies. This year we baked 12 dozen or so. That's right...12 dozen. You see, we have 7 neighbors. Each neighbor needs at least a dozen cookies, or I feel stingy. The recipe makes approximately 5-6 dozen. Therefore, we double the recipe...hence 12 dozen cookies. To roll. To cut. To bake. AND DECORATE!!!
This year we used cream cheese frosting. I typically stick to butter cream but it always gets soft, and the frosting doesn't hold it's shape so well. And you know, it takes little girls awhile to get the perfect look to their cookies. The cream cheese was good, but I LOVE butter. I think next year we'll return to old faithful.
Bookworm discovered the joy of pipetting frosting this year. I have to admit, I have to fight the urge to run and hide sometimes when we're decorating. They are messy. And it is sticky. And I have to struggle with my patience. But it's worth it! Did I mention I was out of red food coloring? AND our local Walmart was out of food coloring. Can you believe that? We had to settle for yellow, blue, and green. Luckily, I had red food writing pens.
We delivered our cookies door to door. It was cold, and it was windy. You know, delivering cookies in La Vernia, TX was not nearly as cold! I think we maybe wore light jackets. This year they each wore heavy coats, hats, and gloves. And wished they had scarves on too.
We got home and enjoyed hot cocoa.....and, of course.................COOKIES!!!!