But lately I have been thinking about making a Chanukah Menorah out of cookies. I could not find a great candle cookie cutter (but am determined to do so next year) -- so I made one myself by cutting rectangles in two sizes -- one shorter for the regular candles and one taller for the shamash. I added in a dreidle, gelt and a Star of David (Jacob, thanks for the great idea). Is this not the yummiest Chanukia you have ever seen?
But I still think Christmas cookies are the most fun to make. Snowmen are just so cute. I used orange royal icing and a little orange chocolate sprinkle for the nose. Snowflakes are probably my favorite because they can all be different and unique as they always look so beautiful and sparkling.
But I could not resist making some melted snowmen too -- the face is a marshmallow cut in half and the eyes are a Wilton food writer. The buttons are tiny chocolate covered sprinkles and the arms are royal icing.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season with gifts galore -- but real presents full of love and peace.