Skip likes sprinkles so I didn't skimp on them. I also flavoured some of the white icing with peppermint which I used on all of the star and flower cookies.
Next time I make round cookies, I'll cut a small circle out of the centre and make them into wreaths.
That reminds me, I forgot to use my holly leaf cutter. My mom and I first used it in 1961 - her first Christmas as my mom. I thought of her a lot today. Our first Christmas together (she had just married my dad earlier that month) , she was trying to think of an activity we (my older sister and brother and I) could do together. So she got us making and decorating Christmas cookies. Even brother George (who was diabetic) iced cookies - he just didn't lick his fingers. I'm sure that day we had Christmas music going on in the background as well. Such fond memories of that first Christmas together.
|Geri, Mabel and Valerie - Christmas 1961|