I love making (and eating) Christmas cookies but with three small kids, this activity usually turns daunting and overwhelming pretty easily. If I make cookies that involve icing, the kids get to turn into little artists but the icing is hard for them to use and makes a huge mess. If I choose drop cookies or something that doesn't need icing, the kids don't really get to do much. So I turned to google the other day and found a couple recipes for painted cookies. After tweaking them a bit based on what I had in the pantry, we got to work tonight. This was such a FUN, EASY, and BEAUTIFUL cookie experience. There was little to no stress and everyone was happy. My kitchen even stayed a little cleaner than normal.
So here goes, first you make sugar cookies. I cheated and used a boxed mix that I found on sale a couple months ago for less than a dollar. We rolled them all out and cut out all the shapes.