Christmas Season

It is that time again.  Time to get ready for the holidays and time to make some yummy cookies!!!  Each year gets better and better, as the girls get older they can help more and really get into helping.  I love seeing them make these cookies and have fun with it, it reminds me of my sister and I growing up and making these same cookies with my parents.  I still remember the year my Dad took over the dough making, it was just me, my sister and my Dad.  Not sure where mom was but when making the dough we were out of baking powder so my Dad used baking soda, figured it wouldn’t be a big deal.  Well, guess again, the cookies tasted different that year.  We still laugh about that year.  Such a fun thing to pass on to my daughters. Here are some pictures from the process.

Getting the dough rolled out and pressing out cookies. They loved getting to pick out which cutter to use.

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Karyn decorating her cookies, she got more icing on the cookies than in her tummy.

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Katie Lynn making hers all pretty.

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Tom helping get the trees and stars knocked out.

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Monica worked on the snowmen this year.

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All the cookies turned out so good and are super yummy!

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After all the dough is rolled and there is not enough to make another good roll out, you can use the last of the dough for something special.  My parents always let us make our own “special” cookies and this year the girls were able to make their own “special” cookies.  They took their time rolling, squishing and then icing their own creations.

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