Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Cookies 2011. It's The Best Day Of The Year!

Picture this: an explosion of cookies, flour, icing and sprinkles everywhere. And I mean everywhere! On the table, on the floor, in my hair, on the dog and a ton in my tum tum. This is what the Kinney household kitchen looks like every year about the week before Christmas when we bust out all our Christmas cookies. It is a time honored mother daughter tradition and I'm sure Tom and Donna would agree that, "It's the best day of the year!"

My mom does most of the baking and I do most of the decorating, aside from my "Christmas In One Bite Cookies" which I invented last year and renamed this year to "Christmas Explosion Cookies." Recipe here

In all honesty, my mom does most of the work, and I am pretty thankful for that because I definitely could not do it. I am talking 8-12 different types of cookies in two days! My main responsibility is beautifying our sugar cookies, which is by no means a walk in the park either. I spent 5 1/2 hours last sunday decorating them all! with a little help from my friend Anna and a smidgen of help from our husbands. 

But I love it, and in no way am I complaining. It is a great outlet for my creative Spidy Senses which are usually tingling out of control this time of year.

And so we arrive at the point of my post: The 2011 Kinney/Waidley Christmas Cookie Expose.

I always include a couple of pop culture references from the year. With that said, how could I not include these two..

Know who they are? Maybe the close up of the Mrs.' dress deigned by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen will clue you in.

Kate and William of course. 

This next reference won't be so easy though. It is not the subject of the cookie who is famous, but what she is wearing. Pay special attention to the pattern on the dress, the iconic pattern that landed this designer a collab with Target that crashed their website this year b/c of the traffic created by crazed online shoppers.

I give you Missoni Gingerbread Woman, complete with cat eye sunglasses.

He just plain old pissed me off, so yeah... that happened.

My mod take on the snowman.

A psychotically happy teddy bear and his friend flakey.

Ooooo, creepy.

And lastly, an ode to San Francisco. As the song goes, "If you're going to San Fran-cisco, make sure frosty has a flower in his hat."

Merry Christmas everybody! And to all a good night.

1 comment:

  1. Holy cow, Alex! Those look amazing!!

    Merry Christmas!