Monday, December 7, 2009


I have a house that is so {unique}... built like a hundred years ago... probably designed by a man.

It is a traditional 4 square. I really love it and all it's quirky-ness, but when it comes to decorating... especially for the Holidays, it does not suit the passionate decorator in me (did yo
u feel the sarcasm?) ha. My sister is THE decorator.
Anyways... this is not exactly going where I had intended but I am blogging off the ideas flowing through my head right now... literally --> this <-- very second. Because our house is harder-ish to decorate, due to not much wall space or missing shelving or whathaveyou. I decided today, this morning infact to {decorate} cookies. Like the really amazing sugar cookies with whipped delicious frosting that towers on top with sprinkles and coconut and all sorts of other confectioneries that are so delicious! Lucy was having a "play-date" of sorts, including a really annoying princess car mobile that plays the most annoying song/music known to man at a decibel that is headache inducing almost immediately. Oh, okay... the play-date...
I knew this would be fun for the darlings and would keep them mildly entertained with licking of the spoons, sprinkling of the sprinkles, eating of the marshmallows and other such excitement!
I baked, and baked and baked and baked and baked Sugar cookies... found a recipe here but added an extra egg for fluffyness and made ALL the difference in the world, plus I {eye} the vanilla so I would guess I end up with more than double but it is very GOOD!
For the frosting... I used the canned stuff....Except a little birdie once gave me the good advice to add a few drops of almond extract.... Seriously If I didn't just tell you that and you ate one of these delicious cookies you'd NEVER and I mean NEVER know!
I have an Aunt... she is the mastercrafts-woman of confectioneries! And has a body that would put Jillian Michaels to Shame... seriously she is that awesome!
She-my Aunt Kerry- has been making wedding cakes, and birthday cakes-for family and really close friends only, for forever, like WAY before it became popular to be a "cake-decorator" you know... anyways you get it... a long time she has been doing it!
Her Christmas goodie plates are simply Ridiculous! I don't know how she does it, but every year, every single year, the same old sweet goodness and always a few new ones to see if they can stand the test of time she makes! So... today the decorating happened of the
Aunt Kerry Santa Claus Christmas Cookie extravaganza...
( that last word doesn't fit.. but to add to the dramatic-ness I just thought I would throw it in there!)

So here there are... only a few left... Call me or stop by in the next .. hmmm let's say 20 min and I might have one or two left for you! Happy baking... I think I am DONE for the year.


Travis said...

Those cookies look awesome...

Jenny said...

Kristen, I didn't tell you, but yes, they were amazing. Was it just the egg that added so much fluffy yumminess to your cookie? (yes, it is a word) Must have been the almond drops too.
We should get lucy and will on santas lap at the ward dinner together..they both will be SCREAMING! so funny