|Sheila with her helper Paige|
There is something magical about holiday cookies. I operate under the delusion that those calories don't count so much during the month of December. A really good homemade cookie is about my favorite sweet treat on the planet, and so an occasional indulgence is probably not so bad. Here I go rationalizing wayward behavior again. Want to join me?
|Paige and Camryn hard at work|
Peanut Butter Cookies (my daughter has her mother-in-law's secret family recipe and they melt in your mouth - thanks Terrie!)
Russian Teacakes or Mexican Wedding Cakes (as far as I know, these are the same thing, and my kids always called them snowball cookies, cuz that is what they look like)
Celebration Cookies made with cranberries and white chocolate
Sugar Cookies - a favorite must-have
Fudge - we say we make this for my Dad, but he's not the only one who eats it!
|You can never have enough sprinkles!|
The sugar cookies are the most time-intensive, but also the cookie where a three year-old's artistic talent really gets to shine. I have some very large gingerbread people and Christmas tree cookie cutters that are a big hit with the little ones. I have made these for the neighborhood kids to decorate over the years and they loved it. It seems even the grown up elves have a hard time resisting a good sugar cookie!
|My daughter Liz, with some of the day's creations|