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Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Very Very Merry Christmas!

Hooray I have a camera again! Actually, I always had a camera I just couldn't upload pictures, so, hooray I can upload pictures again! And just in the nick of time to show you all the Christmas cookies my niece and I made.

We had a great time decorating. Remember I used Martha Stewart's recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Cookies and for the icing I like to make a sugar icing which I prefer much much more than the regular royal icing. This icing does dry hard but not quite as hard and it has a nice matte finish.

For the icing you will need to mix:

1 cup confectioner's sugar
4 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

And that's it! Very easy and I just looooooooove the fact that it has no egg whites!

On to the cookies! I had gotten some squeeze bottles earlier in the day so that it would be easier to pipe the outlines and flood the cookies. Here's my niece working hard on a Christmas bell. She's so focused! She wanted them to be perfect and smooth. This is actually the only good picture of her I have, or let's say it's the best picture out of all the not so great pictures I have do to lighting issues.

After flooding came the dots, lines, sprinkles, Christmas colored nonpareils, sanding sugar, star sprinkles, tree sprinkles, big polka dot kind of sprinkles and whatever we could think of!


Here's a shot of some of our finished work! Aren't they really cute?
She came up with those squiggly lines and stars , I'm so proud!

We're probably leaving some out for Santa and having the rest tonight after dinner!

I would like to wish you all a very very Merry Christmas and I hope that you have a wonderful night with your loved ones which are the best presents we could ever get.



  1. I'm just now seeing these. not sure how I missed them before, but they're beautiful! Good job! I always have high hopes of sitting down and trying to make little masterpieces of my sugar cookies, but it quickly turns into me slapping icing and sprinkles on as quickly as I can...haha, maybe next year.I'd love to learn how to make them like this!

  2. Hi Amber! They are hard work aren't they? I really like decorating cookies but there are times when I just want to throw everything out! Hehe. I'm sure you will make your masterpieces one day and they are going to be gorgeous!



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