Wednesday, November 30, 2011
talk about gift bags and cookies
Amy was asking a few questions in the comments yesterday, so I thought I'd do a little post. She was wondering about these fabric gift bags I made last year. I love sewing bags, and I hate wrapping with wrapping paper, so these are right up my alley. I don't think my little ones will miss out on the joy of ripping up paper, because I don't imagine we will ever totally convert to these bags. I use these more for my own wrapping, while other family members still rely on paper. As far as asking for them back to use next year (for extended family members) I would just see how it goes. If they want to keep them, then I'd hand them over, of course. Otherwise, I'd get them back. It all depends.
I get a lot of questions about the recipe I use for my sugar cookies. I should state right up front that these are not delicate, high-end sugar cookies (those recipes tend to produce a really hard to handle dough). I like these because they taste perfectly yummy, but the dough is easy to work with. They make a nice, thick cookie with edges that stay pretty well defined. They are delicious with a glass of milk and they don't need any frosting or sprinkles (but the children love the bright decorations, so we usually do decorate them). Have fun!
Here are the links to the recipes:
Celebration Sugar Cookies
Best Sugar Cookie Icing