I was exhausted Sunday night, but as I closed the lid of my laptop around 8 p.m., stuffed the project I was working on in my bag, and shuffled from the kitchen table to the living room, John suggested that we make Christmas cut-out sugar cookies, I had to laugh at his ambition. Then I joined in!
The two of us used a sugar cookie package from Betty Crocker that I’ve used many times, and although they
didn’t fulfill my chocolate craving (John doesn’t like chocolate), they’ve made a mighty delicious breakfast every morning (after my cereal, of course). They are quick and make between 2-3 dozen depending on the cut-out shape/size. Although I can’t wait to make some of these traditional Christmas recipes, this package allowed for a quick night of baking with all the elements of a Christmas atmosphere.
All I wanted to do was sit on the couch and relax a little, but who can resist a cooking date? We divided tasks, and kept each other company while the batches turned golden brown. John did the dishes while I applied frosting and red and green sprinkles to our cookies. It was the perfect way to end my Thanksgiving break and set aside some Christmas joy in a simple baking date.