Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year Cookies

A few years ago friends invited us to a family New Year's Eve party and asked us to bring a dessert. I wanted to bring something both entertaining and festive, and so the idea for our Happy New Year cookies was born. I brought the sugar cookies pre-baked and let the kids decorate their own set with frosting and sprinkles. They were a hit and have been requested by my kids every year since. I made a pattern for the numbers on pieces of a recycled cereal box and just traced around them in the dough with a sharp knife. I just free-handed these numbers, but you could make a pattern on Word and just enlarge the font to your liking. (The numbers here are about 6" high and 4" wide.) This little guy was especially interested in the numbers this year and how the combination of them indicated our new year. Oh, and eating his creations was pretty interesting too!


DC said...

We certainly enjoyed our very own set of 2010 cookies. That was a nice welcome home treat. I'm not the world's greatest sugar cookie baker so the kids were thrilled that they could eat the frosting AND the cookie!

Janika said...

Glad you enjoyed them! We loved staying in your home--it was so fun!