|For friends who celebrate Hanukkah|
|Christmas cookies for friends. . .some like traditional, some like pastel|
|For friends who prefer warm weather|
Elf on the Shelf for the little ones in the family. Since I only made 4 of these, I pieced them together without a cutter. The faces are too round and I think they look like creepy clowns. My friend, Kathy, stopped over while I was finishing them and said, "You made that creepy Elf on the Shelf guy." Success! If Kathy thinks they look like Elf, I am sure the kids will be happy with them.
I received an email from a friend asking if I could make 2 dozen cookies for her to share with her Grandchidren. She explained that she bought personalized Christmas dough ornaments at a craft fair of their favorite characters, Snow White and Thomas the Train. Her granddaughter was disappointed to learn that she couldn't EAT the ornament. We agreed that I would make a traditional collection of Santas, reindeers, trees and snowmen.
As I prepared to make her cookies, I thought perhaps I could make Thomas and Snow White. I didn't have a lot of time, so I limited myself to one try for each cookie. SW's eye and nose are a bit messy, but it was free hand and it is EDIBLE!
The Bearfoot Baker, convinced me to make the full body Santa cookie for the annual Women's Club Christmas party this year.
. . . and finally, dream vs. reality. I gave this set to a friend who loves the beach on the first day that it snowed in Chicago this year. I was able to fit 4 individually wrapped snowflakes in the gift boxes that were a gift from Donna, Carroll's Cookies and Crumbs.