Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cookie Memories

For every holiday my husband has one request, frosted cookies. He love them so much sometimes he doesn't let them dry before he digs in! He knows Christmas is a holiday where I make a lot of cookies and he couldn't wait. I baked for a couple of hours and ended up with nearly 40 cookies. When you have to frost 40 cookies you think of one thing, assistants. I knew my daughter would help, but I wanted to see if my husband would pitch in this year. He agreed to decorate 4 cookies. LOL

I prepared the frosting bags/bottles, sprinkle assortments, and we started decorating.

The first thing my husband said was, "So um, how do it do this?" I briefly (20 words or less) explained the art of outlining and flooding. I didn't want to give him a full dissertation on the art of cookie decorating in fear that he would exit stage left! My daughter is too small to outline and flood so I named her "Director of Color" and "Sprinkle Assistant."

We had a lot of fun, and my husband ended up decorating more than 4 cookies! At one point he grabbed a snowflake and the black frosting. I looked up and laughed and said, "Are you making a muddy snowflake?" He replied, "What? No. This is a ninja death star!" I guess his gangster snowman needed a weapon.

We had a lot of fun making a mess and a boat load of memories. Now lets hope there are some left for Santa!

Happy Baking,