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Lily and I made these last year. They are so simple to make, and this year she was a bit more meticulous in painting them. Sure, most of the ones she painted are the color of barf from mixing every possible color together, but they are skillfully painted the color of barf. I even got D in on the action, who was even MORE meticulous. He painted two ornaments in the time Lily and I did ten each. He took that shit way too seriously, but we had fun. And then I kicked his ass in Chess and we lived happily ever after.

Here’s the recipe: four cups flour, two cups salt, two cups water. Mix, roll out, cut with cookie cutters. Use a toothpick to make holes in them for the ornament hooks to go through. Don’t forget step this unless you have a bottle of wine at home, it is maddening. Bake at 325 for 40 min. Paint, then cover with mod-podg or varnish to preserve.

Tell some poor soul they are cookies and watch them break their front teeth! Good times.

I’ve never done that. Yet.

PS its 11-11-11. BIG DEAL. Everyone can shut up about that now.