EJ has a little group of friends who happen to be mostly girls. And we’ve had them over at other holidays to decorate cookies together… I would love for this to be a favorite memory for all of them – “Hey, remember when we were kids, and crazy Ol’ Mrs. Leigh used to have us over to pour gobs and gobs of sugar on sugar-frosted sugar cookies? Good times!”
And I do believe that a good time was had by all!
Not all of EJ’s little girl-friends were able to make it, and his one best guy-friend was kept at home by a sick mommy (we hope you feel better, Mrs. Evans!).
But the crew that gathered did enough decorating for them all. We had an expert frost-er, a patient decorator, and the kid who dumped sugar and sprinkles very liberally over everything he saw. Guess which one was my kid.
And you can’t tell from the pictures, but more cookies really were decorated than eaten.
I wish I had a wonderful new recipe for sugar cookies to share with you… I really do. But the 3-day ordeal that ended in me running to the store at 6:30 in the morning to purchase a mix to bake up the cookies we actually decorated left me with no recipe to share. I’d actually be able to start a new blog (not just a post – a whole blog!) with only the bloopers and outtakes that this activity alone provided me.
But look at their masterful creations… this just screams Christmas-time to me (it also screams sugar-high… look at how thick the sugar sprinkles are encrusted on those cookies! You know those are going to give you a good crunch when you bite in!).
I hope that my boys will always treasure these times together, laughing and spending time in fellowship with family and friends.
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