Every year, my mom, Shannon and I get together and spend an entire day baking Christmas cookies. It's such a special tradition. I always look forward to it.
This year was really fun, because my girls (and Jake, too) really got into it.
We started with Peanut Butter Blossoms and my girls were in charge of taking all the Kisses out of the wrappers. They did great. But every time I turned my head, J would sneak a Kiss!
We took a break in the middle of the afternoon for my parents to take their Christmas card picture. Here are a few of my favorites.
I like this one, because Jake has his arm around Em. Too cute!
Poor Baby C!
This one was the winner!
We did sugar cookies and the kids really enjoyed it. I would roll the dough and then let each of them choose a shape and press it out. After the cookies were baked, they all were able to shake the sprinkles on.
Needless to say, it got a little messy. Here's J putting the cookie cutters on like bracelets.
All together, we made PB Blossoms, sugar cookies, turtles, Cream Wafers and Shannon made some Cherry Mash (shout out to our hometown proud, St. Joe!). A delicious and calorie-rich mix of Christmassy-goodness.