Friday, November 28, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Holiday Dessert Season is Officially OPEN...

The girls and I spent the day before Thanksgiving baking sugar cookies to take for a kid-friendly dessert the next day. (Side note: if, the week before Thanksgiving, you decide to make sugar cookies for dessert on the big day and think it would be cute if those cookies could be shaped like, oh, turkeys, or pumpkins or leaves, and you head out to purchase a Thanksgivingy cookie cutter, YOU WILL BE SORELY DISAPPOINTED. Much like one cannot buy snow boots in February (bikinis and flip-flops, yes, but not anything vaguely winter-related) your choices will be limited to only Christmas cookie cutters in the week preceding Thanksgiving. So, plain ol' circles in sorta fall-ish colors it was.)

My helpers were very industrious. They made the dough, cut out the cookies, and decorated them! Hooray for child labor! AND, they happily accept cookies as payment!
Certain preteens are getting camera-shy and prefer to be photographed unwittingly from behind. Otherwise, I get goofy faces or the paparazzi hand-in-front-of-face shot.
This, according to Bug, is the appropriate amount of sprinkles to put on a cookie:
(I only let her do that to one cookie).


#1quiltinggrandma said...

Gosh, when Grandpa sees this posting, he is going to want a batch of plain old sugar cookies. Not very Christimasy if you ask me, but that is the it is in this household :-( Yours look so yummy. Did I mention that I finally found my cookie cutters! Still cannot locate my mason jars :-(

parnola said...

Please ship cookies to:

Patrick Arnold
c/o Dorothy Lane Market
6135 Far Hills Ave
Centerville, OH 45459

Nana said...

What are the girls making while standing at the counter?

jenn said...

I let them play with the leftover dough and bake it up. Bug made a giant face, and Bear made a penguin.