"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln


In the spirit of the season, we've been baking.   I'm trying to get one batch of a different kind of cookie done every other day or so right up until Christmas.   We'll just have to wait and see if that pans out in reality ;)

For our first batch, we went with the uber-traditional, ultra Christmas-y, fun loving little gingerbread cookies.

We combined our ingredients for homemade gingerbread cookies.
Find the recipe we used here.

The kids cut out various Christmas type shapes.
Then we baked.

The kids spent ALOT of time intricately decorating each cookie
with the royal icing we had made.

The finished result was pretty...pretty delicious at least.
The kids had a BLAST and we even have a couple hanging on our tree.
The rest are in our bellies.