I had mentioned last week that I was planning on baking sugar cookies with Maria sometime this week. Well, Scott took Ginger for the whole afternoon on Saturday while we baked the day away... and what a day it was!
I used a recipe from the December issue of Martha Stewart magazine, which had good results in the end. She always seems to be my go-to gal when it comes to cooking or baking.
Finding enough space to make cut out cookies was not an easy task, but we made it work. However, I was quickly realizing that making these cookies was not going to be my favorite thing to do. What a process!! But Maria had fun and that's all that matters.
She was such a good little helper too!
We baked some with no plans for frosting...
and by the end, I was pooped out! It took ALL afternoon and into the evening to get them all done... and that didn't include frosting them all. It probably didn't help that our oven is tiny and there isn't much room for an assembly line.
I think Maria was getting anxious towards the end of the day and lost interest in the whole process, as did I.
I finally frosted them two days later... by myself. I was ambitious in the beginning with plans of adding details to them all. That quickly wore off and I soon found myself dreading the whole thing and got sloppy.
They still turned out festive and pretty, but there's other Christmas cookies in my recipe box that taste better and aren't so much work. Call me a party pooper if you want, but these just aren't my thing.