I think it is so much fun to decorate Christmas cookies, but all that ever happens when you have small kids is that you end up making cookies with the children who are very messy, so the possibility of beautiful cookies is traded in for ugly cookies piled with three inches of sprinkles and then sticky-fingered children who eat too much sugar while they are decorating and then get wired and you end up with over-tired, high-strung children having tantrums. And a really messy kitchen.
So I wanted to decorate cookies with my friends when there were no children around and that is just what we did.
Due to a long story about kids, babysitters, and the dads who had plans to go out separately (but then didn't), my friend Lindsay offered to have the party at her house so I didn't have to bribe my kids to stay upstairs while I was decorating cookies with my friends downstairs. So I packed up all my cookie stuff and we had ourselves a party.
I rolled out and baked 140 cookies. Yes I did.
I love my friends. There was wine, delicious food, some cut-throat cookie decorating, some trash talk, an ugliest-cookie contest, lots of laughs and banter. Just what a girl needs.
accidentally matching with Lindsay. :)
It turns out that there is a rather large gap between the kind of cookies I can make in my imagination and the cookies that I actually make. But I have these great friends. Merry Christmas.