Christmas comes just once a year and so does decorating snowman, trees, reindeer, angels, stockings and gingerbread people.
Making and decorating sugar cookies is one tradition I really like. I think I got Kenzie hooked, too.
It makes it a whole lot easier to buy the pre-packed Sugar Cookie Mix. I bought the giant size box with the individual packets that each make a couple of dozen. You add a stick of butter and an egg plus two tablespoons of flour to make them easier to roll out.
If you use organic butter and organic eggs like I did, you can feel much better about snacking on them, giving yourself, like I do, the excuse that there is probably some good nutrition in every bite.
I bought the little tubes of colorful frosting and a nice supply of sparkles and toppings that you shake out on the cookies. This is no time to skimp on decorating items, although I did skimp on my outside lights this year. I have ten blinking snowflakes in a tree.
Children's art is awesome and cookies decorated by a five year old become an art exhibit.
Kenz created some irresistable masterpieces. She loves to give them away so before the holidays are over we will have to do a repeat performance.