I am not a Christmas cookie girl. Let me clarify, I like to eat them, but I don’t like to bake them. My deep dark secret is I can’t really bake cookies. I usually suck at it. They almost never turn out. Due to Meister’s allergies I can’t just go to the store and buy a bunch of beautifully decorated cookies. I just couldn’t feel safe feeding them to him. I mean, he looks good in blue shirts, but not when his face is blue from anaphylaxis.
So, I got by with no Christmas cookies for the first 5 years of Meister’s life. You don’t miss what you don’t know, right? Well last year was our first Christmas with the Hubs and Miss Thang. They
wanted needed the Christmas cookies. It was tradition. It was what you do at Christmas. So I conceded. I screwed up a batch or two. I may have cried and stomped my feet. Just sayin…Then I remembered the cookies from one of my favorite blogs. Bake at 350 is all about decorating beautiful cookies. This gal knows her cookies and I was sure she’d have a good recipe. She did! It worked! I actually baked cookies and they actually turned out! We decorated and ate them. They were awesome! They stood up to the handling during frosting and such. To top it all off, they tasted so good! Buttery and yummy! Here is the recipe. We omitted the almond extract and they were just fine.
Fast forward to this year. It’s cookie time baby! I got out the recipe. I made the dough. We rolled, we cut, we baked. The kids will frost today, but I got to do a little frosting all by myself last night. I think I have found my calling. No? pssst-it’s Ralphie in his bunny suit and the “Major Award”
(please excuse the crappy lighting and my lack of super expensive camera. I just have to make do with my old junk. HA!)