Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Making Christmas Sugar Cookies

I had been avoiding any holiday baking of those delectable and tempting treats that fall under the "once a year/only at Christmas" category since I seem to have a mental block that justifies-or at least overrules any opposition to- eating massive quantities of such delicacies since they only come around Once A Year. I thought I would do best to just avoid them altogether. But then I decided that Eileigh and I should make a batch of sugar cookies together since A. She loves being in the kitchen and 2. We could give them away along with our Christmas cards to the three neighbors that we have relationships with. Therefore I would be able to bypass any extended consumption of cookies remaining in the house. I further decided to make a double batch since I wasn't entirely sure one batch would be enough. We mixed up the dough one night before bed and then cut, baked and frosted the next day. Eileigh was the sprinkle master- only she called them "sparkles" which sounds like farkles. So we had sugar cookies with lots of farkles. Oh, and my story ends with the sinking realization that I had run out of paper plates and being as Mike was on shift and I never quite got around to getting all three of us presentable enough to go out in public I didn't make it to the store and ended up consuming fairly massive quantities of sugar cookies. But it's only once a year, right? :)


She took a bite off of a candy cane-shaped cookie and exclaimed, "It's a seahorse, Mama!!!"

Seahorse sugar cookie

Selah spent her time scooching around on the floor on her back and sipping water. Couldn't have been happier.

Those are cousin Boone's jammies, which Eileigh loves. (The jammies and the cousin).

Farkle master.


Mindi said...

I LOVE this post! I love Eileigh's crazy cock-headed pose, her jammies, her seahorse (she is SO smart), and her farkles. And Selah- I just love that giggly, slithering girl.

Love, Burkhart & Tschiegg said...

I would agree- one of my fav posts! Ei looks SO grown up.