Oh hi! Seems like I took a little bit of a blogging vacation. It was much needed time away from the computer and social media (mostly) and time with family and friends. One of my favorite ways to spend time with friends and family over the holidays involves Christmas cookies. Lots of Christmas cookies.
We have this annual cookie extravaganza thing. It started off as a chance for me, my sister and our two cousins to get together to celebrate Christmas. We would bake a huge assortment of cookies, make dinner and exchange presents.
Decorating has always been the best part but it’s serious business – multicolored frosting, sprinkles and colored sugar. My sister would spend hours at the table decorating. One year, our cookies were decorated in honor of the Yankees after winning the World Series. Another year, she recreated Old Master paintings alongside Marge, Homer and Bart Simpson.
As our family has grown and changed, so has Christmas cookie day. It’s grown to include more friends and family. We no longer spend hours baking a large variety of cookies (that’s done beforehand by one of my cousins). We pre-bake sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies so that they are ready for the kids to decorate right away. The kids are getting really good at decorating and I think that my sister is getting a little jealous.
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday too! I’ll be back to a more regular blogging schedule next week.
What’s your favorite Christmas or holiday treat?
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