Christmas (and family) traditions make Justin and I very happy. Unfortunately, we cannot keep them all going while we are traveling, but it’s comforting to know that they will be here waiting for us, when we come back to the States. We hope to have a few Christmas (and other holiday) traditions to enjoy with our children one day.
Sue rolled out some cookie dough, cut it with cookie cutters and then placed the cookies onto baking sheets. We each got to choose the shapes that we wanted. Justin went for the tough ones.
For the “paint” we used an egg yolk in each cup. We mixed a tablespoon of water, and some food colouring into each cup to make different coloured paints. Who knew that this could be so much fun?
With paintbrushes we then used the coloured egg yolks to “paint” the top of the cookies, making pretty designs and pictures.
This was the first time that I took part in this family tradition, but I have heard stories about how many trays of cookies Bryan sits and does every year. This year we had a lot more hands on deck, so the work went quickly. We all did one tray and the cookie dough was finished.
Being creative ~ I really enjoyed this activity, and I could tell that Justin loved it too.
The cookies then go into the oven to be baked.
Cupcake-sized Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese frosting
Sue has been a busy little bee making cupcakes, cookies, and coated pretzels for the family, and all of the surrounding neighbours. Luckily no one is counting calories right now!! We are all just enjoying the festive season, and all it’s deliciousness!
Chocolate covered pretzels
All the neighbours got a platter like this. The no-bake chocolate cookies (to the right) are my favorite, and I don’t even want to try and remember how many I have eaten already!
We enjoyed this family activity and we hope to be home soon to keep up the traditions.