Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas: New and "Old"

I decorated my little heart out yesterday. I had big, big plans.....but they petered out when I start coming down with a cold. :-( I kept adding to the stack of cookies I wasn't going to decorate. lol By the time I cleaned up the mess......I was crawling to bed. Then I had to get up at 4 AM and go to work this morning. Ugh.

Sickness or no......I still had fun decorating. I repeated some of my favs from last time, but added some new ones too.

I bought some disco dust from Country Kitchen SweetArt and boy was it fun to use! It's kind of pricey......and you gotta be careful since "glitter" goes everywhere when you open it.....but oh how cool the effects are. It was hard to capture the effects in a photo.....but I think this one does it best.



Larger stockings.......I still love putting white sanding sugar on the top. :-) In hindsight.....I like those little white stitches on the bottom left one....wish I'd added it to all the others......


I went out on a limb and tried something different with one of the trees. My daughter said I was "getting all modern" on her. :-) (She loves modern decor......I don't. lol)


Plaid trees with a black outline.....I like em! ;-)


I was anxious to use the huge Christmas tree cutter I must have purchased after Christmas last year. I love the limbs on this one. I tried out some of the same designs as last time. I love Christmas trees! (funny......I have six artificial trees decorated throughout my house, so I guess I'm tree crazie too)


My new JOY cutter from Karen's Cookies. It's a little smaller than I would have liked, but it is still cute. :-)


Larger mittens.....yay! I love these so much. :-))))))))


And here's a whole family of snowmen. I had fun doing all the "Christmas" scarves.


I hope to have another big cookie session on Wednesday. Hopefully this cold moves swiftly out of my body and our house in the next few days. :-)

15 comments:

Cindy said...

What a gorgeous group of cookies! I love all your trees -- especially the one with the swirls on it and your "modern" one too.

Pam said...

Thanks so much, Cindy. :-)

Alicia said...

Pam, I love your cookies.Delicious!!

Linda L. said...

I decided to try your cookie recipe today instead of NFSC. I haven't tasted a baked cookie yet, but the dough is wonderful to work with (and tastes great)! You may have a convert!

Pam said...

Thanks Alicia and Linda.

Linda, I'm so glad you like the recipe. I have found it to be the best sugar cookie recipe ever. I think the sour cream is the secret. :-)

Linda L. said...

I made these right by the recipe. I just now saw your suggested changes. I will have to try that when this double-batch is all baked!!
How do these do on a stick for bouquets? I prefer the stick in the cookie, not taped to the back of the bag, as some suggest.

Pam said...

Linda, I use the stick taped on the bag method.....so I'm not sure about how well these do on the stick. I tried it once a long time ago and they did pretty well.

Erin said...

Pam, I found your sight a couple months ago and have been enjoying it greatly. I do sugar cookies as well and have been using the corn syrup frosting for about 2 years. I love it! I have a questions. How long does it usually take you to decorate your cookies? Also how long do you let them dry before you put detail decorations on top?

P.S. I love that you use your profits to fund your mission trips. May God continually bless you through this endeavor!

Pam said...

Hi Erin. It is nice to meet you. :-) Thanks for your kind words.

It takes me up to 8-10 hours to make and color icing and decorate (and clean up) a large batch of cookies (40-50). I know....it's too long to ever make a profit. My husband keeps telling me that. ;-)

I let the cookies dry for 15-30 minutes before adding details.

min_wilson said...

how do you get clean, crisp edges? they seem so perfect, and minde get rounded. am i doing something wrong?
thank you and god bless. my father is a missionary in Mexico. he has been down there for almost 20 years!

Pam said...

Hi Mindy. You might try the cookie recipe I have linked on the right side bar. I believe that is why my cookies have that sharper edge......something about the stiffer dough. I'm not sure, but it wouldn't hurt to try.

I hope you have a blessed Christmas!

min_wilson said...

how do you get clean, crisp edges? they seem so perfect, and minde get rounded. am i doing something wrong?
thank you and god bless. my father is a missionary in Mexico. he has been down there for almost 20 years!

Pam said...

Hi Erin. It is nice to meet you. :-) Thanks for your kind words.

It takes me up to 8-10 hours to make and color icing and decorate (and clean up) a large batch of cookies (40-50). I know....it's too long to ever make a profit. My husband keeps telling me that. ;-)

I let the cookies dry for 15-30 minutes before adding details.

Linda L. said...

I made these right by the recipe. I just now saw your suggested changes. I will have to try that when this double-batch is all baked!!
How do these do on a stick for bouquets? I prefer the stick in the cookie, not taped to the back of the bag, as some suggest.

Cindy said...

What a gorgeous group of cookies! I love all your trees -- especially the one with the swirls on it and your "modern" one too.

 
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