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Saturday, December 4, 2010

It’s beginning to TASTE a lot like Christmas!

We made Christmas cookies with Adam for the first time the other day.  Yummy, yummy!

Easy Christmas Cookies

I have a WONDERFUL recipe for roll out cookies, and the secret ingredient is sour cream.  But we go the easy route at our house a la Betty Crocker.

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The bottom of the package has instructions for roll-out cookies.  Just follow the rules and you're good to go! 

Easy Christmas cookies 

Roll, cut, and bake.
Tips:
I use one of my Grandma Ede’s old rolling pins.  It’s important not to wash these with soap, kind of like stoneware or cast iron.  The built up oils in the wood are good for it, or something like that.  I just use a dry paper towel to get all the dough chunks off of it.

And, did you know that you need to let your pans cool inbetween batches?  If you don’t the butter will melt too fast and make your cookies crispy.  I learned that in home ec in high school. We just rinse ours in cold water and dry them off.

easiest sugar cookies

We used Great Grandma Fern’s frosting recipe, which is really no longer a recipe.  It goes something like this:

melt a little butter (less than a T for a small bowl)
sploosh a little vanilla
add powerdered sugar and milk until you get to the desired consistency.

Easy, peasy.

frosting sugar cookies

Truth be told, Adam enjoyed the frosting the most.  Hubby enjoyed the raw dough, and I ate the cookies as fast as Adam frosted them.  Like I said, yummy, yummy!

12 comments:

  1. Looks like you guys had fun! Oh, what I would give for s sugar cookie right now! But I can't have it until after March. I love decorating sugar cookies. I need to make cookies with my niece to give away for christmas. I might not be able to eat them, but I can still get joy out of giving them to others. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. I can't wait until GG is a little older and I can do this with her! What a fun tradition!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope to see you around again soon!

    Shannon

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  3. So sweet! I remember those days. I love the look on his face in the last photo, very serious business. LOL! YUM-YUM! Your cooking look delicious!

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  4. Easy is always better for me, too! Those pictures of him are adorable and what a great way to make Christmas memories. Hope you're having a great weekend...

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  5. How cute and thanks for the baking tips. I did not know not to wash the rolling pin. Oops. Also did not know about the cool pan. Great tips.

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  6. He is so adorable! Love your blog :)

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  7. Getting ready to make some yummy cut out cookies too! Great tips. We usually eat a lot of dough along the way. ;)

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  8. I can't imagine if it snowed in your neck of the woods. I'm sure your hubby IS thankful for no snow! I'd say my hubby would love living on a turkey farm. I'm going to have to try your "recipe". Last year we made sugar cookies from scratch on Christmas Eve. They were good but they were A LOT of work!

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  9. This looks like so much fun and I bet it's delicious too! I want to make cookies!

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  10. I've used the word sploosh in recipes multiple times. I believe we might be long lost kin.

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  11. How fun! I would love to see the recipe with the sour cream! Glad you are having fun with your little guy and letting him bake. Your future daughter-in-law will love you even more! ;-)

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