But first, I thought I'd share a tradition that was adopted by my family the first year I ever made Christmas cut-outs. It is a tradition that I did not really like at first, but now... hey, if you can't change 'em, love 'em and leave 'em. And I do... I love them while I am baking the cookies, and then I leave them while they frost and decorate them.
Because, you see, my family likes to decorate Christmas cut-out cookies... uh... non-traditionally.
Have a look at Exhibit A:
And... how about Exhibit B:
I have two questions for you:
1) Overall, what do you see? How did my loving and talented family destroy these innocent cut-outs?
2) What do you think my son is pointing at in the second photo?
Again, I remind you. My family has a twisted sense of humor. This "tradition" has never changed... but at least now, after years of my pleading, they give me one or two "plain" cookies so I'm not completely at a loss.
I'll be back tomorrow to show you some details...