We decorated sugar cookies for Family Night last night. It was fun to decorate cookies sometime other than a holiday. Sugar cookies get made about twice a year at our house. Always for Valentines and then either Halloween, Forth of July or Christmas. But that's about it. Yesterday we made them just for fun. A little blue and green food coloring and a box of Scooby Doo sprinkles (thanks Grandma) turned our cookies into the biggest batch of messy, gooey, boy cookies I've ever seen.
Sugar cookies are quite possibly my favorite cookies to eat, but making them is a whole different story. I was cookied out long before we decorated last night. It was like four separate activities.
- 10:00am - Making the dough...letting it sit in the fridge.
- 2:00pm - Rolling the dough and baking the cookies....letting them cool.
- 5:00pm - Mixing the frosting.
- 6:30pm - FINALLY decorating.
Seriously, my whole day revolved around these cookies. One baking activity a month is more than I need to satisfy my baking desires. Four in one day was WAY too much. I don't really get into baking...especially with kids around. The crazies LOVED the decorating part which made it all worth it. Parker even talked me into getting out my frosting bags and tips.
Reid showed up to decorate cookies shirtless...with a cape and sunglasses. He sat down at the table and said, "This is my decorating cape."
Parker's comment was, "We're the cookie seller guys. But...we're going to sell these cookies to our own selves."
The only thing Gray did was grunt for more cookies when he ran out.
I was way too consumed with the mess these three crazies were making to get any pictures of the action.