For a couple years now we have had friends over to decorate Christmas cookies during the day. Hooray for homeschool flexible scheduling! Otherwise, I don't know how this would happen this time of year. I make a double batch of sugar cookies a few weeks before and freeze them and take them out the night before. I seem to use a different recipe each time. These were yummy, but got very puffy. Then the kids go to town with icing and sprinkles. We had these eyes on hand from when we were making Twinkie minions last spring, and they were such a hit decorating these cookies! They took a fabulous comedic turn. I love seeing a stocking with eyes. Delia added broken candy canes pieces to the mix, which was a great addition, too.
I am reading Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned and am almost done. Lena Dunham is much younger than me. I find her writing interesting, smart, funny and sad. Mostly I feel grateful I'm not in my 20s anymore. I read an interesting discussion about this book on Man Repeller. In keeping with the theme of female comedic writers, next up— Yes Please by Amy Poehler.