Thursday, December 12, 2019

Family Cookie Day 2019

Ad-free Blog

This was 2019...and what I miss the most this year!

Originally Posted on Dec.12, 2018...but we are having cookie day on the 14th this year!

Quick Post---You know you are having fun when no one takes their phone out and takes photos.

I had to do these the day after, so this is only about 1/2 the cookies. Last Saturday, I set up our huge kitchen table with 3 leaves and 9 chairs...(we were 12 cookie baker/decorators) this year. The guys handled the rolling out and baking with help from or kid crew.

oldnewgreenredo

The table was set with two big carousels of gathered/donated decorations/sprinkles/icing and some bowls for distributing, paper plates for decorating on. Paper toweling is a must---!

I make up a batch of icing in white, blue, yellow, red, green that gets hard for spreading, and then we use the commercial cookie icings for outlining, which honestly were fabulous and easy for little hands to work with.

oldnewgreenredo

We used a (12 cup flour batch) of sugar cookie dough and (6 cup flour) gingerbread batch(those you bake really thin.) The sugar cookie recipe is from my husband's grandmother, the gingerbread is from an old Scandinavian cookbook. This makes more than enough cookies for five families.

oldnewgreenredo

Everyone had their own style in decorating---some love lots of frosting and sugar, 


oldnewgreenredo

others, just do outlines---the biggest hit were random eyeballs on everything...LOL. Orange was a new addition for snowman noses, but became foxes, mushrooms, duck, chicken, and bird feet.

oldnewgreenredo

The cookies have to set up for a couple of hours before they can be packed away.


oldnewgreenredo

New cookie cutters this year were a Unicorn which was very popular with the kid set,
and a 3 pc train---which no one could figure out what they were.---! 


THE most important part, gathering our family and friends together for FUN and MEMORIES even though no photos.

How are your memories coming for these holidays?

All the opinions and photographs in this blog are my own, unless otherwise designated. I have not been paid or reimbursed in anyway for my opinions, posts or any products shown or anywhere I shop.

I will try and respond to every comment and answer every question.
Thank you for your cooperation,




Sandi Magle

8 comments:

  1. Such fun!My sons,hubby and me put up our Christmas tree last Saturday.We were singing and hearing Christmas songs...We always did it together and it is so especial and unique.No photos... Jesus is the reason of Season...Joy and faith.Hugs,dear Sandi.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, family, fun, sharing and caring--Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sandi

      Delete
  2. Sandi, I love this post! Oh that we could all just spend time with those we love the most and make more memories! Wishing you a most joyous Christmas season!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Pam...Hope you have a Merry Christmas, 2020.

      Delete
  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your cookies look great and it looks like you had tons of fun!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy, Sandi.
    I pray that you have a blessed Christmas season! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Joy. We became substitute parents to my sons' friends and families for holidays and always have had a COOKIE DAY, except for this year. When the were little we lived in an 90% Jewish housing development we had all the kids over to make cookies, adding blue stars, menorahs,and dreidels cookie cutters. They had never made cut-out sugar cookies...and had loads of fun. Always great to celebrate everyone's holidays! Thanks for your visit and comment! Sandi

      Delete

Thank you for any and all comments. I will be happy to answer any questions or comments in replies or email! HUGS!