Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Preparation

Last weekend, we had a lot of fun getting our final touches on Christmas around the house. I had a feeling put up the tree with a two-year-old might not be all it's cracked up to be. I was right. Sophia was less interested in the tree than anything else, and what little interest she did have was in taking the tops out of the Christmas ornaments.

So in order to avoid the same happening with Christmas cookies, we did most of the work while Sophia was sleeping. I made my Granny's recipe for Santas, and I have the same set of cookie cutters that she does.

I made mine a little thicker than Granny's, but they still turned out great.

We decorated quite a few before Sophia got up from her nap, but we saved some ornament shapes and trees for her to decorate with us.

Can you guess which ones were Sophia's handiwork? Even she didn't want to eat the ones she decorated.

We learned our lesson quickly, and the cookie experiment went much more successfully than the tree. So keep it simple is my new philosophy. Let's see how I stick with it...


  1. The cookies were delicious, by the way! Though, I think I did eat the nicely decorated ones...

    Nice food photography too!

  2. good job on keeping up with tradition! we haven't baked our cookies yet, but the kids are asking "when?"