Christmas Cookies

Things have been a bit crazy around here the past few weeks.  Raptor and I have been trading illness back and forth which has resulted in a bit of a forced bloging break.  I’m back though!  I’m still working on my October Daily; I’m a little over halfway done and I’m hoping I can knock it out in the next week or so.  My big question currently is if I should post it now or wait for next October…  I also finally decided on my December Daily structure and ordered some supplies!  More on that later.  (If they ever arrive.)

cookiesIt’s confession time.  While I love to bake, I don’t love making sugar cookies.  Among the multiple reasons is the fact that I don’t want 5 dozen cookies hanging around my house waiting for me to eat them!  Frozen dough makes 2 dozen.  Much more reasonable.  Next time I might freeze half and just do 1 dozen.


I also have a serious sprinkle addiction.  I have 6 different sprinkles for Christmas alone.

cookies-3Also?  I love that Wilton coloring gel that comes in little pots.  I mean, how else are you going to get RED icing.  True red, not pink.  And yes, I fully get the hypocrasy of my cookie decorating obsession given my general neuroses about high fructose corn syrup and food dye.  What can I say, I’m not dying icing with beet juice.  In for a penny, in for a pound and all that jazz.



I just love the level of concentration!

cookies-5This one is supposed to be The Grinch.  Notice the Christmas tree eyes, candy cane nose, and snowflake hair and teeth.  Or maybe the sugar sprinkles were the hair?  Still, *awesome!*

cookies-6The whole Raptor family is having a food overhaul in January (well, maybe not little Raptor.  She eats pretty well, Christmas cookis excluded.) so we’re living it up now.






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