Sunday, December 14, 2008

Only about 8 months since I added to this blog, not too bad (ha ha).
Here's some pictures of decorating the tree and christmas cookie baking with the grandkids. There really is something special about being a grandmother, I would have been a wreck letting my own kids make this much of a mess when they were little, but somehow it's ok when it's your grandkids.

Bailey helping w/the tree.

Callie Rae
Mostly they liked digging in the box and looking at the ornaments, they actually put very few on the tree.

Greyson is the tree.

Greyson said he brought his "dirty clothes" to make cookies in.

Bailey's trying to enjoy this, but she's burning up with fever, she decorated two cookies and went to lay down - very unlike her, she loves "making" anything.

Beautiful Cookies! Great Christmas Memories!
Sugar Cookies
1c. sugar
1 c. margarine
1 lg. egg (room temp)
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. plain flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Cream margarine and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients. Roll out and cut with cookie cutters.
Sugar Cookie Icing
1c. confectioner's sugar
2 tsp. milk (I used several more tsps.)
2 tsp. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. almond extract
assorted food coloring
Whisk all ingredients together.
*This icing dries hard and shiny.

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