Since Thanksgiving has now come and gone, it's time to move immediately to Christmas of course. Josh and I have started to try to have our own holiday traditions that we do every year. His family likes to sing Christmas songs every Sunday during Advent, but since I'm not much of a singer, I'm not so hot on that tradition. One tradition we can on are Christmas cookies and A Year Without a Santa Claus. After putting up our tree (we really need to collect some more ornaments), drapping our stairs with garland and hanging up the wreath outside it was time to get to the good stuff.
Mmmmmmmmm sugar cookies. When I was little my brother Tom and I always made sugar cookies with Grandma Walker. Decorating of course was second only to eating as many as we could. RedHots always topped the trees and there were plenty of sprinkles to go around. Tom usually licked his finger and touched every cookie he could until I pushed him away. No one wants Tom cooties on their cookies. Haha.
I've found that things don't change all that much. Josh and I both ate dough as we cutout our Christmas trees, snowmen and stars. Letting them cool was so hard! To keep my occupied, I sang along to A Year Without a Santa Claus. The Heatmizer and Snowmizer are my favorite! Once the cookies were cooled, we quickly frosted and decorated them mainly so we could eat them finished product. As you can tell we don't have the Martha Stewart touch. So delicious...in fact I think I need to eat one right now.