Christmas cookies have to be the BEST THING ON THE PLANET.
Not all Christmas cookies…I’m specifically referring to the cut-out kind with frosting and sprinkles that take FOREVER to make….mix, roll, cut, roll again, cut again, bake….by the time you get done making them your feet are so tired and you’re so sick of the smell that you don’t even want to eat them. That’s why I typically let my sister, Angie, do all the hard lifting. We expect her to bring them to every family gathering and boy, are they delicious!
Since we’re not travelling home for Christmas this year, I had to face the cold, hard truth that if I wanted the buttery, soft, scrumptious, addictive things, I was going to have to break down and make them myself or not have any at all.
So, that’s just what we did this weekend. Besides, what would childhood be without a little Christmas cookie making memory? I couldn’t deprive my kids of that!
Yes, I did cheat. I have my sister’s fabulous recipe, but I opted not to stand on my feet for 5 hours and instead, looked to one of my favorite new addictions, Pinterest, for some inspiration. Lo and behold, I found just what I was looking for here. What could be easier than 4 ingredients?!
Here are the kids in action…
The first thing Riley did when I turned my back was take a BIG bite of raw cookie dough (she’s her mother’s child alright!)
Last, but not least, I’d like to leave you with my favorite Christmas cookie song (yes, you heard me right, there actually is a song out there about them – and the best thing about it is the artist!)