C is for Cookie, Christmas and Calories

We just made our new favorite Christmas cookies after reading about them here. Typically, I bake cut-out cookies, and then the kids frost and decorate them. This is cute, but the cookies end up being so s-w-e-e-e-e-e-t. The frosting sends them right over the edge into sugar overload.

In this case, the kids got to paint their cookies before they were baked (we used new Crayola paint brushes, but next year, I’ll spring for some expensive brand since the Crayola’s tended to drop bristles onto my cookies! Grrrrrr. . .).

The kids loved painting their food. Here is Jilly, hard at work:

And here is Belly, with her culinary masterpieces.

Check out this cute little guy. He has no idea I’m about to bite off his head.

After the cookies were baked and cooled, we decorated them with little dots and lines of sugary icing. I think next year we’ll have to make a quadruple batch since these were completely gone within three days. I think they should be called “Gone Before Christmas Cookies”.


  1. What a great idea!
    Cookies last no longer than a day in my house. The idea of stockpiling them for Christmas is a foreign one, to say the least.

  2. That is an awesome idea! My kids would love to do this.

  3. Blog Antagonist says

    SIGH. I have not baked one cookie. But what a great idea! I’ll definitely have to check that out.

  4. Ahh.. cookies…

    I’m dreaming of being one of your kids. It’s a v. good dream.

  5. No cookies here, either. I always made candy with my kids. Christmas cookies were one thing I never liked making with them….

  6. Ooh that looks awesome. Maybe we’ll try that recipe. The ones we made last year looked cool but eh…not so great tasting. That’s Nate “improving” every recipe, for ya.

  7. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the cookie paint. I’ll have to look for that next year!

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