I hate decorating sugar cookies.
Every stupid year, I get myself into making and decorating hundreds of stupid sugar cookies. Don't ask me why. Every year, I also say to myself, "I'll NEVER do this AGAIN!"
But I do. I love to torture myself.
When I was a kid (and STILL today) my mom and us girls made thousands and thousands of cookies for our extended family. Now, I come from a family with over seventy FIRST cousins, on my mom's side alone. She has well over a hundred first cousins, and so on and so forth. She has aunts and uncles galore. Seriously. We're related to the entire town. Why do you think I married a white guy!?
Anyway, we bake and bake and bake. She makes sugar cookies and instead of decorating them, she would mix an egg yolk with food coloring, and us girls "painted" the cookies BEFORE she baked them. Let me tell you, it is the BEST decoration ever. And so easy.
The cookies all get put on a tray on CHRISTMAS, after we've opened our presents and eaten our traditional hotcakes and sausage, and we deliver until well past dinnertime. Everyone is SO happy to get their cookies, and when we don't come, the calls start rolling in.
"I was just wondering if we're getting cookies this year..." Don't worry, you are!
Now, WHY DON'T I DECORATE LIKE THIS TOO!? I don't know. I always remember that awesome trick AFTER I've baked my cookies. Don't forget, I live in the Arctic, so we don't have a lot of "decorating" things to purchase, we make do with what we have. Like canned milk, food coloring and powdered sugar! :)
So, again, I've tortured myself in decorating the cookies this year.
Sigh...when will I ever learn!? (Hey, I think I've heard my parents say that before.)