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well, it wouldn't be the holidays without a little baked goodness, a little good ol' holiday cheer straight from the oven. am i right? who is with me? well, this year i went back to iowa and dusted my parents' kitchen with a lot of flour and powdered sugar. the result? deliciousness. yep. that's right.
|please notice the star cut outs on the edge and two pine tree cut outs for the center - very festive, me thinks!|
|dad working hard on his masterpieces - maggie hoping he drops one|
in addition to my pie making, christmas cookies were certainly in order. my mother baked the cookies well before i got home (she gets antsy, and frankly, couldn't wait), but she left the decorating up to me and (to my surprise) my father (who was rather eager to help). we were decorating some to go into a care package for the jeffster and some to keep at home. the frosting (which flavor-wise i did not love) dried hard and shiny - which was nice. enjoy our work below! note: dad did all the stockings, i did most of the cookies in the lower section of the photo, and if the cookie has multiple sections of different colored frosting - it was most likely dad's. enjoy.
|some of my favorites i frosted|
|anatomically correct cookies... (dad did the 2 to the right, mine is on the left)|
|dad's festive star|
|dad did a breast cancer awareness cookie - pretty good, no?|
Happy Holidays :)