We've had 1 winter of really awesome snow. I got stuck in my Grandma's driveway on Christmas. Then, that January it snowed so bad our roads were closed. After about a day of not being able to go anywhere, I was over it. Really, I was always over it. I'm not a cold weather kind of girl. I like the idea but not the actual cold.
Cookies are really good though.
Last Christmas, I bought an 18 pack of Christmas themed cookie cutters. I don't know what I need 18 Christmas cookie cutters for, but I needed them!
I'll be honest; my snowflake cookie cutter was too plain for flooded icing. I mean, I've used it to make flowers. So, I decided just to pipe a few designs. I used white and pale blue icing.
I pretty much just winged the designs. Oh, and I used my snowflake wrapping paper as inspiration. Hubby loves the wrapping paper, but it's honestly my least favorite of what we have. It came in a pack my mom gave me. Free wrapping paper is free wrapping paper, right?
After I had finished piping my designs, I sprinkled blue and white sugar crystals lightly onto the cookies. Snowflakes sparkle, right?
When I finished, I let them dry, then I boxed them up. I got a few small white cupcake boxes from Wal-Mart, and I just discarded the cupcake inserts. They were perfect!
I secured the box with some Merry Christmas washi tape. It's my favorite!! Then, I took the cookies to my in-laws' house. I'm on a mission not to eat a single cookie until Christmas, so I'm giving all my baked goods to random people in my family. Trust me; this is a great accomplishment!
These cookies were simple and cute. Let the holiday baking begin!
So tell me - are you baking cookies to spread the Christmas cheer, or are you waiting until Christmas?