The holidays mean many things to many people, but most can agree that it means slaving away in the kitchen (alone) as you talk angrily to yourself and grow rampant gray hairs while trying to create those memories that you hope your children will someday treasure and appreciate.
In my case, I do try to make time to bake at least the classics: cut-out sugar cookies, chocolate kringles, and some Rice Krispy-marshmallow-almond-bark-nut thing my grandma used to make that is always a hit. Why do I put myself through the torture of cut-out cookie making? Because, of course, frosted sugar cookies are my absolute favorite!
Sugar, coated in sugar, dressed in sugar? Yes PLEASE! Luckily for me, a few years back my good friend Nadine shared with me her recipe for perfect cookies and frosting, and this recipe is the one I'm sharing with you.
Please forgive my poor decorating, as I do believe that the overall taste forgives the sloppy ornamental workmanship... no one should spend all day decorating with special tools unless he or she is building a case for a future insanity plea!
Oh, and one special note to ambitious mothers looking for a "fun" baking project with the kids... you know who you are - the ones who only envision laughter and memories, not freak-outs and total anarchy... depending on the ages of your children, you could very well end up doing most of the work yourself. (if you're looking for a kid-friendly cookie recipe - try my Chocolate Sugar Cookies).
However, if you get ambitious and have several hours to yourself - I promise, these cookies are WORTH IT!
** Makes aproximately 100 cookies
Cyndi M. Frick
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