Happy cookie season, loves! I hope your holidays have been absolutely magical so far, whether that means being a little extra or enjoying a simplified routine with your family. No matter how you do the holidays, you’re doing it right – as long as you’re with the people you love!
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, we are finally back home and settling into full fledged Christmas mode after spending a week with family at Disney World. It was the perfect diversion from our normal routine and a trip that my kids will never forget. Traveling with our extended family is something that we don’t get the opportunity to do nearly as much as I’d like. But I savor the big trips and the little moments just the same, which is why taking time to slow down and bake cookies with the kids was exactly what I needed to do today.
Are your kids home from school yet? If you’re enjoying having all your kids back in the nest this week, add these items to your grocery delivery order for tomorrow morning and spend the day in the kitchen making cookies with your babies!
If you only get two cookie baking supplies, make it the Wilton One Big Cookie spatula (on sale for $5 from Target!) and a pack of Reynolds baking sheets for easy cleanup!
This cookie recipe has been passed down through my family for generations. This fruit filling cookie is traditionally made round, but my family has always made them this way. I always thought that it looked like baby Jesus swaddled up in a manger, which makes it all the more perfect for Christmas! You can find the recipe in my cookbook along with every other Christmas cookie recipe – more on how you can get those later!
My favorite butter cookie recipe (you might know these as traditional sugar cookies, perfect for using your Christmas cookie cutters) are best when you make the dough well ahead. If you place your grocery order, whip up the batter right when your groceries get delivered, then wrap your dough ball in Saran wrap and pop it in the fridge overnight. The more perfectly chilled your dough is, the easier it will be to roll your dough out without it getting too sticky.
And my other two sugar cookie hacks? Dip your cookie cutters in flour every time you use them, and roll the dough out on the coldest surface in your kitchen, far away from direct light and warm appliances.
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