Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Baking sugar cookies are one of the most quintessential Christmas activities. Growing up we would huddle around the kitchen table with an array of colored frosting and decorate cutout sugar cookies. While our frosting skills needed improvement (I remember our tie-dye attempt failed miserably) we were always proud of our designs when we brought them to family Christmas parties.

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

To be quite honest, I had hoped that my frosting skills would have improved over the years, but it’s clear I still have a long way to go! Originally I had attempted to create an intricate snowflake frosting design, but quickly realized it was a bit too advanced. As many of my baking projects go, I resorted to using sprinkles to distract from my frosting mistakes.

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

The disappointment of my failed frosting attempts aside, these sugar cookies are a cute treat to bring to a Christmas party! Varying the size of the cookies allows people to savor one or leave room for other sweets.

Mini Gingerbread Cookies

Mini Gingerbread Cookies

We have finally made it to December and I couldn’t be more excited to get into the festive mood! As soon as there is a slight chill in the air I am itching to get out my holiday decorations, but Ian and I reached a compromise and decided to wait until after Thanksgiving to break out the twinkle lights!

Mini Gingerbread Cookies

Along with Christmas baubles, sugar cookie candles, and garland; the smell of gingerbread puts me in a festive mood. I was toying with the idea of baking my own gingerbread house, but then I remembered I’m not Martha Stweart so I opted for these mini gingerbread cookies.

Mini Gingerbread Cookies

These mini gingerbread cookies are perfect to snack on with a cup of tea or for decorating your home! Just poke holes on the top of the cookies before baking and you can make a gingerbread garland!