Ahhh, the Christmas cookie. I’d love to be able to call this a Christmas tradition. But it’s not.
It’s really more of an excuse- for- mama- to- indulge- her- sweet- tooth- and- justify- it sort of a thing.
With bonus points for me because the kids think I’m a stinkin’ rock star for buying all those yummy candies for decorating.
Oh, how easy to deceive.
We start out with some basics: sugar cookie dough in a big pre-packaged hunk. Sliced, baked and ready to be
annihilated decorated by a bunch of sugar crazed kiddos.
And make faces at it if you like.
Go ahead, stick your finger in it, Shep-dog!
You just can not rush this girl.
Asher, working out the details on his ying yang sort of a fellow.
Isabelle loving the M&Ms and sprinkles.
In case you’d missed that.
Dalton gettin’ his artsy on with his cooks.
Check out the use of a thin mint as a nose.
This kid’s got talent.
And Jude workin’ it out with every candy on the table.
His all-time-favorite? The peppermint.
Ready to chow down on her chosen cookie.
Sour Patch person nose and all. Yumm-y!
Sophie proves that her cookie outcome was worth the dedicated effort.
Even? Straight? Equal distribution of colors?
Check, check aaaaand check.
“Okaaay, mom. Can I eat this thing yet?”
Asher. And his new friend “half and half man”.
I have no idea.
And finally, Jude’s creations. Untouched.
You see, Jude doesn’t eat cookies. He only decorates them.
Guess these are gonna have to be for me.
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What yummy looking cookies! Your kids are the cutest!
Mmmm…I am hungry now! I made a bunch of cookies yesterday and thy are ALL gone! We still have to make our annual gingerbread house this week~
Football & Fried Rice says
You ARE a rockstar!! That was the funnest! I don't think that I would look good enough for a picture of ME at the end of that ordeal 😉 You are brave AND beautiful!!!
And the cookies?
a Tonggu Momma says
Jude is my new best friend. Can he come over to my house to make cookies?
Our Family says
Great looking cookies, beautiful kids. Yet what stood out to me the most was the beautiful Polish pottery!!
Looks like fun and a lot neater than cookie making at our house!!! LOL!! Love the beautiful picture at the end!!!
Kelley Brown says
Stephanie, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog a few weeks ago. I love reading your posts…you're always making me laugh out loud. And I love, love, love all the pictures!! 🙂 My husband and I are giving ourselves a nice camera for Christmas, so I'll soon join in on the Sunday Snapshot. Merry Christmas!
I have only been away for a few months, but the kiddoes have changed!! They look so big! It is the girlies that shocked me the most…wow, what a gorgeous family you have got going on over there! Off to catch up and read some more!!
Sophie Neri says
Looks like you guys had a blast! Your kids are all gorgeous! So I tried doing the Mr. Linky thing and it didn't work for me. Please do check out my blog, I've posted about our ministry outreach.
bahahaha! shep's face in the last pic. classic.
yummy yummy!!! Boy can they decorate!!! Those cookies are awesome!!
Jude- DUDE seriously?
You're a non cookie kinda guy?
What do you love little dude?
(thinking in a voice like the turtle from Nemo!)
Tara Anderson says
I love the picture of you surrounded by your little ones! It's so great being a Mom, isn't it?!?! Hope you enjoy all those delicious-looking cookies! 🙂
Alyson & Ford says
Beautiful!! Love the creativity and individual designs!
Hopefully the sugar rush afterward was manageable!
This is so how we make cookies at our house….
my kids have no clue what real holiday baking is all about!!!
Love that picture with you and your kids….just fabulous!!!
Oh, how fun!!! I can see why you do it every year … I would, too!!! Love the last picture, especially – Shepherd's expression is just priceless! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!
David and Sarah says
Very fun!! I think that Jadon would want to visit your house if he saw this post. My oh my! That child has a sweet tooth! There might not have been any candies left for anyone else!
Football & Fried Rice says
Oh, and by the way – Shep's smile in the last picture?!?!?!?! SUCH the baby of the family – better move over little man, there's a new sheriff about to come to town!
Great idea for a Sunday snapshot! I love seeing your kids getting their creative on. And creative they are! Not sure I'd want to eat some of those masterpieces (I prefer my cookies without gummy worms and peppermint patties, LOL), but they are each a work of art done by some amazingly cute kiddos!
The Wanderers' Daughter says
Awwwwww…how cute are those kiddos and their cookies! That post made me feel all warm and fuzzy 😉
One of these days, I will take part in this myself. But in the meantime, I'll just enjoy your snapshots!! 😉 I LOVE all of the colorful cookies…makes me happy just looking at them!! YEP, you're DEFINITELY a ROCK STAR MAMA!! 😉
I LOVE the last photo of all of you together… especially Shep's cute smile… so much enthusiasm!!
And may I add, that Jude seems to really be growing/changing lately…losing that tot look and definitely a true little boy face now. He has a special place in my heart since he and Khloe are from the same province!
Merry Christmas Stef!! Enjoy that "sweet" family of yours! (pun INTENDED!!) 😉
Jude, it's okay. I have a hubby that doesn't like too many sweets. He saves them for me. It makes him all the sweeter.
Stephanie, your cookie making looks like such fun. We always do Christmas cookies every year. My kids say it's one of their favorite memories.
Great pictures, thanks for sharing your lovely family with us.
Love the pics…you have such cute kids & they made some really yummy looking cookies! Love the pic of you with them! Congrats on your TA!