‘Tis the season! Tomorrow, we are having a hot cocoa party at work. Everyone is encouraged to bring a treat to share. I decided that I’d bake up some good Vanilla Sugar Cookies! My mom made these cookies every year when I was young. We’d make them for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. So much fun! The cookies are super soft and the buttercream frosting is to die for! I remember that we’d have to make a double batch of frosting and give the extra to our neighbor, Annie. She’d eat the frosting by the spoonful. 🙂
I got the idea for the Reindeer Cookies from a Martha Stewart web page. I made them using the gingerbread man cookie cutter! The face is chocolate frosting, the nose is a red-hot, and the eyes are white chocolate chips dipped in chocolate frosting. Cute, eh?
I just love snowmen. They are one of my favorite winter things. These little guys have mini m&ms for eyes, and a combo of mini m&ms and red hots for buttons. Snowflakes are fun to decorate as well. The sugar makes them sparkle!
Arranged on a platter, they look pretty good! Here are the stars, trees, stockings and reindeer.