Saturday, December 18, 2010

12:45 AM

I was up until 12:45 AM Thursday night. 

I haven't deliberately seen 12:45 AM in years.  So why did I venture into that time zone this week, you ask?

Because I keep thinking that I have an  inner Martha Stewart inside of me, when I'm really more of an
Erma Bombeck type.
Because of the fact that since I am more like Erma vs. Martha, I got off work then went grocery shopping so that I could feed my kids something besides cold cereal for yet another meal.

Because once I got home I had to clean up the kitchen in order to make room for a new mess.

Because before I went grocery shopping I forgot to actually check to see if I had all the ingredients for the cookies and icing.  Therefore, I had to shove the creamed butter and sugar into the fridge, pick up the kids from practice, run back to the grocery store, and go through the drive through for dinner (hey!! Something new for dinner this week!!).

Because I'm a huge sucker for big brown eyes, who looked up at me and requested "some type of special cookie" for his classroom party treats.

Because even though a certain 13 y/o boy didn't ask for "special cookies" for his classroom, I didn't want him to think he wasn't worth the time to make "special" cookies for.  Or worse, that he is too old to have "special" cookies.

Because my hands began to get tired and sore from using a squeeze bottle to lay down the icing as it would seem I do not have tips #1, 2 or 3 in my measly collection of decorating tools. 

Because it was worth seeing the grin on the Kiddo's face when he saw the cookies in the morning.

If you are looking for incredible inspiration for decorating cookies (or baking period), a wonderful sugar cookie recipe and tips for doing it yourself, may I strongly recommend you check out
Bake at 350.  Her (Bridget's) sugar dough recipe and tips made me look like I knew what the heck I was doing on these cookies.  Go check her out.  And print off the cookie recipe and tips here.  Then you'll be able to impress your Kiddos or their teachers with your artistic creativity too!!

'Till the next adventure...................


CuddlyBunny said...

Oh my! Your trip to nearly 1 a.m. was SO worthwhile!

These are the most adorable, and carefully-completed cookies I've seen this year!

Anonymous said...

Oh I adore these cookies Starla! I'm not surprised that your son was so happy with them!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year! x

Sylvia said...

Oh Starla, You are such a great mom! You will never regret doing all that you do because they will become the most wonderful men. Your cookies are wondreful, I wish I were there to eat one.

Daisy said...

Those are so cute! And yummy, too!

Joan B said...

so cute. these came out perfect! or is that perfectly?