Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Santa Cookies


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When the boys were young I helped a friend make Santa cookies. In return she gave me a Santa cookie cutter. From then on, we made these cookies every Christmas. I always made the cookies and the boys decorated them later. It was quite a tedious process as the batter could be quite stiff, this was before the days of Cuisanart or Kitchenaide Mixers. Then, the raisin eyes had to be cut and placed just right or Santa would have a funny look in his eyes...really, you cannot imagine a Santa with the Evil Eye...Anyway, it was always fun and became Tradition....As the boys became adults it was hard to do the Santa cookies for awhile so we did them only when I could get them and Shannon together....After the grandkids arrived, it has once again become a tradition. Max was the first to bite into a Cookie and said it was as hard as a brickbat. I looked at him and said, I said they ere pretty, i never said they were good. Then he quickly replied they were good! Shannon's dad photographed all the fun the other night when we gathered for our Christmas celebration. I went to his blog and was so touched as he described our evening. I was overwhelmed though when I read what my son Kevin wrote in the comments..So much so I copied it for you to read....
"To clarify about the Santa cookies... at times they have been a bit hard. The dough is extremely tricky. And after a couple of days, you could build houses with them. But fresh Santa cookies done right are the best cookies I've ever had. And the taste is only an extra benefit from the joy of making them. I can't recall the first time we made these, as it was just something we always did around Christmas time when I was a child/teenager. They took a hiatus for a while, but I am so glad that these cookies are again a part of Christmas.
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4 comments:

Tabor said...

A lovely tradition. And, yes, I remember certain cookies being as hard as brickbats. Less flour helps.

thesouthernlady64 said...

I love traditions and this one seems to have been enjoyed for many years by children and grandchildren. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

One Woman's Journey said...

They are beautiful - I would probably dip them in milk and enjoy. Special wishes sent to you and yours. Thank you for your online friendship!!!

jeanmac said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.