Saturday, October 11, 2008

Christmas Cookies in October

One of my favorite things about Christmas is baking cookies throughout December. Every year, the girls in my immediate and extended family get together for an entire day of baking cookies. Things have become pretty competitive {my sister tries to show us up with her expert decorating ability of cut outs}, but we have so much fun and we laugh a lot.

One of my favorite cookies are spritz. I love them and I could eat them all day long. I've been craving them two months early this year, so the kids and I made a batch of them today. Instead of making Christmas shapes, we made cars and boats ... and we used red and pink sprinkles {which are each of the kids' favorite colors}. They are all gone now. In fact, I think they were all gone within 24 hours. Oops.

Mason and Payton dousing the cookies with sprinkles decorating the cookies ...