Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Baking

Today I am getting all my baking done going to start my Christmas baking.  This is one of my favorite days of the Christmas season.  It's a quiet day around the house.  I've got candles burning, KLove on the radio, and a happy baby playing underfoot.  This is also the first  year I've attempted my baking with help, and I have a feeling it's going to take longer than usual to get it all done...

Claire was amazing this morning.  I brought a few different toys into the kitchen, and she was entertained long enough for me to finish the sugar cookie dough. I will bake them tonight when Darren is home. I tend to wind up covered in flour, and I think its better to have help with Claire.

Claire spends a lot of time on the kitchen floor while I make dinner, but for the first time today she found the drawers.  While I love watching her discover new things, I have a feeling this discovery will be responsible for some tears down the road.  Thankfully, we avoided smashed fingers today.

This was my clue that she needed a bottle and some attention.  Hopefully, I'll get back to the baking soon, or else there is always tomorrow!

Frosted Sugar Cookies

3/4 c butter
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Cream butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.  Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing well.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Generously flour work surface, rolling pin and cookie cutters.  Roll a portion of the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.  Cut out cookies and bake on greased cookie sheets at 375 for 8-10 minutes. 

When cookies are cool, frost, decorate and enjoy!


  1. I love these pictures of Claire, what a doll! And the reindeer on her bottom is too cute! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. i'm baking today too....sugar cookie dough still chilling, next up- oreo balls (-: love the adorable pics of claire

  3. I'm completely jealous!!! and clueless as to when the heck I'm going to bake. We cannot have have Christmas without cookies!!

    Claire looks sweeter than any cookie anyone can bake!!!

  4. I love the grabbing the legs, momma pick me up! So cute!


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