This may come as a shock, but I don't "do" Christmas cookies. Cakes? I'm all over that, but not cookies. Everyone does cookies, though. What's up with that?
Seeing as how I have a box of over 100 cookie cutters and all my cake making supplies, I figured "How hard can this be?" Isabel and I set to making the cookies.
Isabel helps me pipe a border of royal icing to the snowmen cookies. Check out the tongue sticking out. Like mother, like daughter.
(Her hands still have the tattoos from a few days ago. Those suckers will not wash off.)
The snowmen's hats dry. Some stars were also decorated with royal icing and set to dry.
We also set to work on decorating cookie ornaments. She really got into it all.
Working on another cookie ornament.
While she worked on the ornaments, I flooded the snowmen with thinner white royal icing and left them to dry.
Isabel works on a Christmas tree and adds a red nose to a reindeer cookie. The result of our hard work was quite nice to behold.
Above you see a row of ornament cookies and Christmas tree cookies.
They were fun to make.
The snowmen were ready for their close-up, but one of them was just not in the mood.
Next, we added the "present" cookies and the star cookies.
The gingerbread men were next. Isabel made them all except for the fully-clothed one.
The hearts were put on the plate next. No, it really is not supposed to say "Ho Ho Ha." I dropped another cookie on top while it was drying and the "Ho Ho Ho" became "Ho Ho Ha." :)
Some Santas and reindeer made it on to the plate.
Our beautiful collection is complete! (click on the pictures to make them bigger).
Off with his head! Num num num!
I enjoyed our first foray into Christmas Cookie decorating. :)