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December 21 2014 @ 10:00 am
25 Days of Christmas: Christmas Cookies  
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Okay so something that started a few years back that is an absolute must is making Christmas cookies. When I was a kid my mom always made the ready made cut and back Pillsbury cookies, which I was never a fan of, and then a few years back all my cousins started getting together to make cookies and let the kids (and the kids at heart) decorate them.

Sadly, this year we've all been too busy but we are getting together for a Armenian food making party so that is something.

But every year at Christmas we go visit the honorary Grandmother who supplies cookies and we 30 something children and my teenage niece go nuts decorating.

These are mine. I had already eatten the pretty one by the time I remembered to take a picture. But the one in the middle is my accidentaly Scottish Flag. I wasn't meaning to do it but Scotland always comes up.

In that vain here are some great looking cookies....
This is a wallpaper should you want it.
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What my Christmas Cookies always look like (in my head)...
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Click for a recipe
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Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas
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And more cookie recipes..


Days Until Christmas: 4
 
 
 
tracyj23: Blue cookiestracyj23 on December 21st, 2014 09:31 pm (UTC)
I love Christmas cookies too. I've only just started baking today, and just did chocolate cookies. Later in the week, probably Tuesday, I'll do the sugar cookies that we can ice. (Need to grocery shop tomorrow to get ingredients.) I borrowed a book on recipes with M & M's from the school library too over the holidays so I'm planning to try some new things with the kids.
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Bambi wintersireesanwar on December 22nd, 2014 08:41 pm (UTC)
Tomorrows post is about Christmas cookies for the furry friends. Seriously. I thought, why not make them treats?

Maybe I'll have it post earlier in the day so you can see it sooner. Okay I think it will be up at 6am your time (that is if you are in the Eastern Time Zone). I'm not sure what yours is so...

I was excited at the thought but I don't really have any furry babies to make treats for. I mean I could for the outside cats but that seems like a lot for cats that won't let me pet them.

I also considered making them for my mom's cats but they are weird and don't like treats so I feel I'd make them in vain.

I love making Christmas cookies and icing them is so fun. It is something, I feel you should never get too old to do. It makes your heart feel so light and happy.

Have fun!

Edited at 2014-12-22 08:42 pm (UTC)
tracyj23: Holiday - snowflaketracyj23 on December 23rd, 2014 12:54 pm (UTC)
I'm actually in the Central Time Zone, so we're an hour behind Eastern time. I believe we're two hours ahead of you.

I did see your post already. So sweet!

I think you're right. You should never be too old to have some fun in the kitchen, getting dirty and making pretty cookies. It just makes you feel good.
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Misty Clairesireesanwar on December 24th, 2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh okay. Well good to know.

Thanks.

It does. I have trouble with people who can't have fun. Some of the greatest people I know have those moments when they are a kid at heart.

My favorite Uncle is like that. He's serious when it is needed but even pushing 80 he likes to make all the kids laugh with silly jokes and he loves Disneyland. He's a big kid at heart and I think that is why everyone loves him.