On Sunday I was feeling the urge to do something Christmasy. What is more Christmasy than baking? So I thought back to the traditional goodies that my family made. Peanut Brittle was always a personal favorite of mine, so I wanted to make that. But then I realized we don't have any peanuts. And it being Sunday and all, wasn't going to go get some. Then I thought of fudge. We always made fudge. But...we don't have marshmellow cream. We did, however, have all the ingredients for sugar cookies. Though Aaron and I agree that sugar cookies are some of the yuckiest cookies there are, I made them anyway.
One batch makes SO MANY cookies! This was the first time in my adult life that I've made these. And, since we don't have a rolling pin, I used a kitchen glass to roll the dough. And since we only have one seasonal cookie cutter, (a snowman shaped one that we got from Cookie Cutter, the kid haircutting place) I had to improvise with different shapes as well. I used the same glass that rolled the cookies to make circle cookies. You know, Christmas tree ornaments. And I just shaped the candy canes by hand.
I made frosting. It turned out way too runny, so icing the cookies was a chore. Especially since there were so many to do! I got Aaron and Morgan to help me though.
The cookies turned out rather ugly. However, we didn't want any more than we had to keep, so we still gave some to our neighbors. Poor them.
Ah well. Merry Christmas.
2 weeks ago