Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My little elves...

...have been baking and baking. But we had a little bit of a cookie mishap...I found a sugar cookie recipe on-line, so we mixed it up, rolled it out and made our own dough...
Here are the cookies before:...and this is what they looked like after...
They look like normal cookies, right? (well besides the stained glass effect..ha) The only downside...was that they tasted like playdoh. I'm not kidding! It was a cookie recipe that I found here...but man, these were gross! I had to run to the store to get some pre-made sugar cookie dough, and we ended up making more and had to throw these away. I know, all that hard work. I am wondering if it was because I used whole wheat flour? That's all we had on hand. Oh well, the kids had fun and it kept them quite busy! **This is why I don't cook!**

Check out these yummy creations I found ~ if only ours looked that good! :)
Mitten sugar cookies:
Meringue snowflakes:
Sparking linzer stars:
Cookie forest:
Chocolate reindeer cookies:We are celebrating Christmas eve with the in-laws and trading gifts on Christmas eve, and then opening our gifts here from Santa on Christmas morning. The girls are SO excited! I can't believe it's here already. This month has flown by. Have a Happy Holiday and if I don't get back before Christmas, enjoy your time with family and friends! I am so thankful for all of you!

15 comments:

Regina Easter said...

HEY GIRL...how are ya...I have been meaning to stop by and wish you many happy christmas blessings, but it looks like you already have them....enjoy your christmas with your beautiful family...my kids are excited about Christmas to...especially my 8 year old...hugs..oh yeah by the way...who does all the cooking if ya don't cook..(smile)

Daniela said...

Sorry about the cookies. I was laughing because the photo of the cookies looks awesome. For big events like this I always go with a store bought dough...just to be safe.
Love the photos and your Christmas card. Enjoy your family and Merry Christmas.

rae said...

Merry Christmas Dani!!!
Sorry to hear that your cookies didn't turn out :( but you got some great shots to scrap ;)
Wishing you a very merry Christmas!!
~rae

Tessa said...

merry christmas!!

Kay Sibley said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Dani! Wishing you a wonderful holiday filled with lots of fun and special memories!! ♥♥ Kay

Danielle said...

ughh! we have had our share of kitchen mishaps! it is so frustrating when you work so hard and have to throw them all away!!! Merry Christmas Flanders family!!!

Kimberly said...

What fun! I LOVE all these wonderful photographs you have to capture the fun in the process! xoxo
Merry Merry CHRISTmas to you! xoxo
Loves and blessings,
K

Kimberly said...

What fun! I LOVE all these wonderful photographs you have to capture the fun in the process! xoxo
Merry Merry CHRISTmas to you! xoxo
Loves and blessings,
K

Lisa Howard said...

Merry, merry Christmas!!! Wishing you the happiest of holidays and may the new year bring you all your heart desires!

Melonie said...

pssst...I am a terrible baker. Hate it. Just wanted to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Marfa said...

Beautiful collage of your family...Merry Christmas! I love your honesty about the cookie fiasco. Great story.

Marianela said...

Merry Christmas! Sorry for the cookies but the must important things is that you spend a fun time with your girls.
Kisses from Spain

Tara LeClaire... and family! said...

How funny! I have tried those mitten sugar cookies from BHG three years in a row and this year, I finally got them to finally look decent! Sugar cookies are hard! Merry Christmas Danielle!

Anonymous said...

Ran by your blog by chance.... great posts. I thought I would leave you this cookie recipe. http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes.aspx/classic-sugar-cookies-cookie-exchange-quantity/959da0a0-0190-455f-b1e3-fa05032848c0

My family has used it for 20 plus years.... If you use half margarine half butter they roll out easier than all butter.

Enjoy. Traci

Linda Albrecht said...

That bottom kissing photo is so cute! What a great card.