It's time for sugar cookies! We're using our favorite Heritage Wheat flour to make our low-gluten cookies this year. I'm excited because I bet they'll turn out really well (if the gingerbread cookies were any indication!)
I had a little help (miniscule, really) baking them. My helpers showed up for the cookie painting party, though. They always do! We made some royal icing (with egg yolks this year!) and got to work dying the colors. We used our all-natural India tree food coloring to avoid the artificial stuff (although the black was from a 'normal' tube). The colors are a bit muted-- no red red red, but I think they ended up gorgeous!
This is the best sifter ever.
Mittens are traditionally my favorite cookie to decorate because of all the space available for your design. I reluctantly agreed to let my daughter 'have' one of 'my' mittens to decorate, and she blew me away with her rainbow stripes and white overlay dots. Wow! The apple doesn't fall too far from the stylistic tree, huh?