Christmas Sugar Cookies


So I had an argument with my 2 alter egos. I had the unrealistic cook on my left shoulder and the practical cook on my right. Oh and they had it out. But thank God for my sanity, the nice little practical cook won this year. I was asked to make sugar cookies for my my sons class. You know, a whole bunch of 6 and 7 year olds..the ones who don’t give a damn what the cookies actually looklike..the only requirement is they have some sorts of sprinkly or shiny crap on them. My unrealistic cooked wanted me to make fancy and gorgeous decorated cookies. But like I said, Mrs. Practical won!!! Yaaahooo. So I present to you my simply decorated sugar cookies. Easy peasy.

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    Very pretty cookies, I'm sure all the kids will love these very much.

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    those are just so clean and perfect.
    girl I'm up to 2 feet of snow and have a horrid case of cabin fever. and the baking continues….

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    VeggieGirl says:

    Mrs. Practical wins, yay!! Love the cookies πŸ™‚

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    Oh I have that argument with my alter egos often πŸ™‚ about food in general, especially with hubby who feels as long as it taste good, and clients who want perfection, but could care less about flavor…

    Those cookies rock and I wish I could get into baking, but a head cold has won that argument πŸ™

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    Jenn @ BentoForKidlet says:

    Well, they look fanastic! I'm glad you decided to give yourself a break because they are still amazing and I am sure the kids loved them!

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    Those look pretty fancy-schmancy to me πŸ™‚ Nice job!

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    Those look lovely! And delicious! I've never been able to find a sugar cookie recipe I really loved, so I'm going to be sure to try this one. I think your tips will come in very handy too, so many many thanks for sharing all that helpful info too! =)

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    Oh my gosh, those are fabulous!!!Haha, if those are your simple cookies, I wonder what your decked out cookies most look like! I love the little silver beads.

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    ***Holly*** says:

    Good choice going simple, especially with the elementary school crowd. The cookies look great! This proves simple can still be pretty! πŸ™‚

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    pigpigscorner says:

    Simple us always best =) they still look gorgeous!

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    Simply gorgeous yummy looking cookies Leslie!!

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    Either way, these cookies look about 100X better than any cookies I ever got at school as a kid =D.

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    β™₯peachkinsβ™₯ says:

    These are cute Christmas cookies!

    BTW, I love your new photo.

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    Shannon (The Daily Balance) says:

    GORGEOUS cookies, so impressive!

    I had surgery a few days ago and have been spending basically all of my recovery time searching for new blogs to read — so happy i found yours!

    looking forward to reading more πŸ˜‰

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    TheFitnessFreak says:

    I love how thick these look! Can't wait to try them : ) Thanks Leslie!!

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    You beat me to it! I am making mine tomorrow, but probably won't get them decorated till Tuesday as I have 6 crafts to make tomorrow and then have to show 25 5th graders how to make paint stick snowmen. LOL I love the round ones with the words, they are great! Hell I love them all πŸ™‚ Oh, and that is such a great picture of you at the top right!

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    WizzyTheStick says:

    I know this argument WELL! Last night the 'manic martha side' won and I was up until 2:00 am baking. Sigh crazy alter ego silenced for a while – still asleep I think. BTW these cookies look anything but simple to me. They are gorgeous.

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    I love your cookies..these are your simple cookies?!..I wonder how it would look if your other alter ego won… thanks for sharing..

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! πŸ˜€

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    Beautiful! And while you say easy, it's a talent and I don't have it! πŸ˜‰

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    They are beautiful Les. Better than I could ever make! Betcha the little rascals scarfed em down too! They must have tasted like sheer Heaven!
    I'm here ya know! XOXOXOXO
    The Other Les

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    Meals by Misty says:

    I just found your blog and I love it! Great job on the cookies. I'm about to look over some of your older posts. I will come back often πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas to you!

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    Gorgeous! Simple, elegant and perfect. You are so talented! I love the white with red lettering.
    Merry Christmas to you!

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    Those are simple?? Simple to me is red and green with some generic sprinkles! These are awesome!

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    super impressive work, leslie. it's just not christmas until the iced sugar cookies make an appearance, and these are truly the finest i've seen. πŸ™‚

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    they are really fancy! i made these today for my daughter's preschool class. We live in Bosnia, and they don't really celebrate Christmas like we do, so I'm excited to share this tradition with the kids tomorrow. Mine are not nearly as pretty as yours, but I still think they are pretty!

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    Stacey Hurley-Rider says:

    Love them… about to bake myself and I like your Christmas Trees AND I have silver dragees handy too!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


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    The cookies look so pretty!!

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    Gorgeous! I bet the kids loved them!

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    They're lovely.

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    Chef Fresco says:

    Those are some impressive cookies! Love them!! Way better than the ones I made this year πŸ™‚

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    Chef Fresco says:

    p.s. this is making me miss Christmas time already