Christmas cookies are AWESOME!
I was reading through my Grandma’s cookbooks and came across a bunch of recipes that I remember her making. One of those recipes, from The Mennonite Community Cookbook, was for sugar cookies. Honestly, what you get for all the work you do making sugar cookies is barely worth it.
I mixed a ridiculous amount of shortening, sugar and flour in my mixer and added the milk and vanilla and watched as the dough took shape. Then I refrigerated it for about four hours. After rolling it out, my children took to arms with cookie cutters and had some fun cutting out hearts and stars and trees and angels and…well, a whole bunch of different shapes. This, below, is the aftermath of the first round of cookie cutter-ing.
After baking and cooling the cookies, the Bergen family went at the task of decorating with enthusiasm. We have a lot of fun making all kinds of different designs, and no design is turned down. Here are a few results of what we decorated today.
I’m sorry that I can’t share them with you. If they look good to you, I’ll post the recipe and the instructions for the icing. Let me know what you think.