|Kylan and I 2003 (he was 2 yrs old)|
|Deena with Makenzie and Devin in 2003 (they were both 3 yrs old)|
The recipe we use is from my step-mom Deena and everyone always ooohs and awwws over it but it's all I've ever known!
Deena's Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
5 cup flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp salt
Cream shortening, sugar and butter together, add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Chill for 1 hour then roll out onto floured surface until 1/4" think. Cut out with holiday cutters
Cook at 350 degrees for ONLY 5-7 min. and NO LONGER then 7 min. Cool and decorate!
The pictures are from Christmas Eve's in the past (please ignore my messy kitchen because we were having too much fun baking).
|2006 this was the year we learned that Makenzie's hair could actually be curly if we tried hard enough...LOL! She had to have spiral curls for cheerleading and it was a pain in the patootie!|
|2007 was the year that Kylan broke his little arm and was in a camo cast!|
|2008, Kylan wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty!|
|2008, Gigi helped us with the cookies that year!|
|2008 this was the year Makenzie discovered that she liked to decorate cookies, cakes, cupcakes, etc|
|2009 the kids can almost make the cookies and decorate them without me now!|