and gives a "thumbs up" to the frosted cookies he's been waiting so patiently for.
I made a double batch
I made all stars. I like to make all the same so I can decorate them more quickly. I use the term "decorate" quite loosely. I just slop a knife full of frosting on the cookie and dump a few sprinkles.
I am not very patient when it comes to cookie decorating. You won't find me with piping bags full of all different colors of frosting. I've tried it a few times and never found it all that fulfilling. I admire those who can do it, but I am just not very talented in that department.
I also made a big half sheet pan full of brownies with a slightly-minty frosting. They are quite delish. Much better than the cookies in my opinion and so much easier to make.
This is just the year of "green" for me. Look how nicely everything goes with the tree lights. I went to Home Depot about an hour ago and bought two more strands of green lights and put them on the sides. Yes, it was a little difficult to get them on an already decorated tree. The secret was to start them at the bottom and go up the middle. It was tough to find a bare spot to stick my arm in to grab the lights to pull them up. :)
Those cookies in the jar are teeny tiny little stars that I am going to freeze. They will be perfect to top a scoop of ice cream or some other dessert later in the year. I put them in the jar so they would have more protection from breaking in the freezer. I wanted a Pringles can, but wouldn't you know it, the ONLY time I've ever needed a Pringles can and I don't have one.
I had one saved for years in my cupboard. I went there to get it and darned if I hadn't cleaned that cupboard out earlier this summer and threw the Pringles can in the garbage.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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