Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Cookies

Since I was maybe 7 or 8 years old, we have been making spritz cookies for Christmas. Tonight was the night for this Christmas season.

Can you even make cookies without a Kitchenaid mixer?

My dad is the chief baker. He doesn't cook much, 
but he can make Christmas cookies!

My niece, Kinsey

Fresh cookie dough. Don't worry ... it won't look like this for long.

The secret to our cookie making tradition 
is to turn the kids loose with the food color.

Tyler wanted blue and green.

Lorien was pretty tired and observed from the sidelines 
with her thumb in her mouth.

She removed it long enough to tell Tyler and Kinsey 
they were making a mess...

...and popped it back in again.

Now that's more like it.

Dad and Ty press out the cookies.

Steve is working on a special project. 
What will it be this year?

Next, we add the decorations


Yes, friends, we do make some uuuuuuugly Christmas cookies. 
It's a tradition.

Steve's finished project

Kinsey's masterpiece


  1. Lindy - I am at a loss for words.
    We have worked so hard to teach Lorien to be neat and clean and not make a mess. Then you take her to Ohio and she learns that a mess is not only acceptable, but good and fun! :-)

  2. Meiss! What an adorable sequence. She has to have a paper towel to clean her tray during lunch!