Monday, December 27, 2010

Carpal-tunnel-inducing Christmas Cookies

Added bonus: they've got bronchitis baked right in!

I'm joking of course, but the 2010 holiday sugar cookies almost didn't happen. Two days before the Weishaar family gathered to celebrate Christmas, I came down with some kind of cold/flu/bronchitis bug. But rest & prescription drugs prevailed, and this baker was back in business... just in the St. Nick of time.

I opted to make festive, geometric squares & circles with a winter-y color scheme of white, red, brown and blues. My main goal was to cram as many cookies a possible into three, large, disposable pizza boxes. (Space was limited in the Nissan Altima sleigh!)

About 4 hours into my frosting marathon Eric said: "Tell me again why you spend so much time decorating these, when our nieces & nephews are just going to stuff them into their gobs?"

I don't know why, I just do. It wouldn't feel like Christmas if I didn't.