Friday, December 21, 2012

Four sneak-able Christmas goodies

I think I’ve sneaked more treats as an adult so my kid wouldn’t see me eating them, than I did as a kid so my parents wouldn’t see me. Shameful, I know.

I’m not a huge baker, but I do like baking treats at Christmas time. Below are the recipes for my four holiday favorites: 3 super sneak-able cookies and 1 super sneak-able candy.

There’s nothing really Christmas-y about my recipes. Those amazing frosted sugar cookies that are shaped like Santas, snowmen, Christmas trees, stars, angels, mittens and stockings always look so beautiful. But in my opinion, they usually look better than they taste.

I loved decorating sugar cookies at Christmas time when I was a little girl. My mom and I would add food coloring to the different bowls of frosting and set out a dozen different kinds of sprinkles. We would spend hours trying to make each cookie a masterpiece. The first several cookies always turned out beautifully, but the decorating would get sloppier and sloppier as the hours went by. It was always obvious which cookie was last to be decorated.

I’m sure Quinn will want to decorate Christmas cookies when he’s older, and he and I will have a great time doing so. But until then, here are recipes for four super easy, super sneak-able  goodies your family and friends are sure to love.

No frosting required.