Christmas Cookies

Hey friends, I'm putting a lid on the chatter, this time (well, amazing things always happen through the miracle of Christmas) to wish your inner child a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Gingerbread Poinsettia was made using this recipe, and the petals were cut out with the teardrop-shaped cookie cutter. And glued together with royal icing. The holly leaves and doves were cut out from a favorite sugar cookie recipe (found in the latter link above), and thinly glazed.

The doves are hanging from a dogwood branch. Puddin' the cat made this shot almost impossible. Good thing that persistent little kitty has nine lives.

May your hearts be wreathed with the spirit of the season!