Holiday Sugar Cookies

The holidays means baking. It also means being so busy with all the baking to even put up a blog post of delicious treats. Oh yeah, and work too. I have to remind myself that I have job and it’s not being covered in flour every day. I love the magic of the holiday but it always seems to creep up on me and then I have negative 5 days to get everything ready. But at least my house smells like pine trees. And pumpkin. And cozy sweater. Yep. I am obsessed with Yankee Candle.

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If there was ever a list of top holiday treats cookies would definitely be at the top of that list. And not just any cookies: sugar cookies. I don’t have a friend who doesn’t have memories of decorating cookies with their parents. And of course there was always more frosting on my face than on the cookie, I love those memories. Mini Sarah with a blue/red/green mouth getting sick off cookies is a pretty hilarious image. I never was a cookie girl. But I love frosting so much. Royal icing? That is a whole different ball game. I have never made my own or worked with it as a grown up so I thought this would be a good time to start. This being The Great Blogger Cookie Swap. Yep, I’m back. Last year it was all about spicey nutella goodness. This year, my decorating skills are being perfected and the holiday spirit is alive and well.

This cookie swap is the brainchild of a couple of awesomely talented — and just awesome — bloggers and if it means donating my time in cookies for kids with cancer I am down. 180 percent. For this project each blogger donates to Cookies For Kids Cancer and we raised over $14,000!  Cookies + Kids: definitely something I can get behind! I imagine all the kids will love the festive decorated cookies I made. I didn’t even let my boyfriend taste any! Except the broken ones. Everyone knows you don’t send reject cookies to friends. Part of this swap is to send cookies to three other bloggers and I would then get three different sets of cookies from three other bloggers. It’s an awesome plan and when fully executed, it’s really the greatest thing. I love giving goodies as presents more than I love getting them. And three separate presents of cookies is an amazing thing. Continue reading