Christmas cookies …

 I am having such a great time completing our advent activities.

Today’s activity was to make Christmas cookies.
I prepared the dough the night before so we would not have to wait for it to chill today.

I laid Lenny down for a nap, while Frank and Nancy cleared the table!
I decided to roll out and cut all the cookies, to save time
not really, I wanted to save on the mess.
I knew decorating would destroy my kitchen so I could at least control this part!

After all the cookies were baked, I made the icing…
I made the icing runny at first, so I could use it as flood icing.
after I filled my decorating bottle with the icing, i thickened it up.
I split the icing into 4 bowls.
the kids chose to have white, blue, green, and red for colors.
I later tinted the flood icing yellow.

 I decorated all of these… I used a small tip of icing to outline the stars and then used the flood icing to fill them…you can find the tutorial I used here

Who doesn’t love a pale gingerbread girl in a bathing suit! 

I made this cookie for our neighbors! They live in a house divided! Meaning one loves Michigan and the other Michigan state

Here is the recipes I use…

Easy Cut-out Cookies:

2 1/4 c. flour
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. butter or margarine, melted
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour and sugar. Stir in butter, egg, and vanilla until well blended. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Roll out dough on a floured surface about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies with desired cookie cutters. Bake 8-10 minutes on a cookie sheet and cool completely before frosting.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

3 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Mix sugar and butter together with mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk until well blended. Gradually add enough of the remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If too thick add more milk–if too thin, add more sugar until consistency is right.

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  1. yum yum yum and so stinkin’ cute!

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