Sweet Cookies

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 29, 2012 in Anecdote, Christmas cookies, Family, Holidays |

Fortunately there was no licking of the ladies or men this year at the annual Christmas cookie decorating extravaganza. Looking back at that old post from 2008, I realize I’ve been making cookies with my twin-not-twin sister’s kids for many years, since the lady-licking nephew was two and a half years old (the same age The Boy will be next year at Christmastime).

Well, now that I’m feeling old (are traditions supposed to make you feel old?), here’s the cookies from this year’s efforts.

My sister's cookies...she's such a show-off with her crazy good cookie decorating skills!

My sister’s cookies…she’s such a show-off with her crazy good cookie decorating skills!

My younger nephew's cookies...I'm guessing that sleigh covered in all that white frosting was one sweet cookie!

My younger nephew’s cookies…I’m guessing that sleigh covered in all that white frosting was one sweet cookie!


My niece’s cookies…the big snowman (saved to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve) and the angel are my favorites.

My older nephew's cookies...love the eyes on the gingerbread man!

My older nephew’s cookies…love the eyes on the gingerbread man!

And here are mine!

And here are mine!

What holiday traditions did you partake in this year?

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  • Mirka Breen says:

    I make cookies too, but they are the Mandelbrod, or Jewish Biscotti type. Not nearly as photogenic as your crew’s Christmas ones. However, the taste beats any cookie I know.
    We also fry, fry, and fry some more. It’ll be a while before the now stale oily smells leave. At first I’ll be happy, and then sad…

    • Mandelbrod sound delicious. That’s the thing about the sugar cookies: They look great, but aren’t always my favorite in the taste department. I’ll take a good ole chocolate chip cookie over a pretty sugar cookie any day.

      Happy New Year!

  • Ann Herrick says:

    I’m down to making just candy-cane cookies for Christmas. Judging from the above pictures, I’d guess that the amount of frosting on the cookies is in inverse proportion to the age of the cookie decorator. 🙂

    • LOL! You’ve got that right about the ratio of the frosting to age of decorator. These were the only cookies I made this year. I think once The Boy is older (and we have more kids), I’ll have to make more than one kind of cookie. With so many sweets around this time of year, I don’t need to add anymore.

      Happy New Year!

  • It has been reported to me that the gingerbread man with the fun eyes (affectionately called “Gingy”) has lost his head! He’ll be forevermore remembered here on this blog.

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