As I mentioned in the Christmas in Missouri post, sugar cookies are a tradition within a tradition. The first tradition being that cookies are served as snacks in general throughout Christmas but most importantly as part of the snack spread before mass on Christmas Eve. Then the decorating of the cookies to get them ready for the snack spread is its own thing. I wish I had captured Allison’s explanation from the beginning.
I love Sean’s dad saying “it’s amazing” after being told I was outlining the cookies in a different color. It’s funny. I was still getting my feet wet with the process and could only think about how my mom outlines the cookies in white and then colors the insides. I had a hard time letting go of that even though my mom doesn’t use the star tip. It’s a different method entirely.We ended up with a very cheery color palette. I wouldn’t call this super bright though. I had no idea this is the proper way to put a tip on the end of a bag!The classic way to fill a bag in this household is with a cup. I used this method too and it was nice and easy.But Shelley’s pretty fancy and can do it freehand.Allison’s the best at mustaches, eyebrows, and leaves. I mean, isn’t that the cutest mustache?!Beautiful! And fun!