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Finally! Some Christmas cookies!

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Although the snow has yet to really fly this Christmas season for us, I couldn’t wait to break out the snowflake and mitten cutters.

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The boundless options for snowflakes are always appealing.  So many designs – all unique!  Also, there’s a simplicity to making snowflake cookies.  Usually, I decorate with white on white, with a little snow shimmer to finish.  The cookies are flooded in white the night before and the next night, creativity can step right in without a stop at the icing color mixing station.

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The mittens didn’t take too much more thinking, just a bit of red and green, always on hand at Christmastime.

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I also threw in the smiling tree because we all need a little cute in Christmas.

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The Santa is a blissful take on a Meri Meri two cutter set I found in the Fancy Flours catalog in November.  When I saw it, I simply had to have it, ASAP.

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As you might know, my name is Kristina and I am a cookie cutter addict.  I make goat trails out of bins of cookie cutters.  I honk for cookie cutters.  I make friends think twice about leaving their best cutters out in plain view, for fear that I’ll get my floured mitts on them and never let go….  Christmas is an especially difficult time for these friends – what with all the vintage, well made cutters from Grandma – waiting for me to drool over.  They’re lucky I don’t have big puppy dog eyes….

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Santa on the half shell with a cupcake for dessert and a reindeer chaser

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I really should be asleep now, preparing for a day full of children  and…well, I guess that’s enough. The thing is, I have Christmas cookies on the brain, including these Santa cookies that wedged their little Christmas personas onto some unlikely cutters (as if I didn’t already have enough Santa cutters).

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Santa on the half shell, of course.

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Followed by a sweetheart of a guy, his cupcake cousin.

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And, finally, Cupid and Vixen.  Are they feuding again?

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Merry Christmas, everyone!

Kristina

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Scandinavian Santas and some socks

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Early this December, like many before, I traveled to a Scandinavian Christmas shop with my relatives, to pick something that reminded me of my Swedish (but not real blonde) roots. (;

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The shop is full of red and white decorations in simple, bold designs. The tomte (or tomten), the little Swedish elf that brings presents on Christmas eve, is one of my favorites.

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Some of the crafted tomtes I’ve seen, including the ones my Swedish Grandma used to bring to me, are made of wooden balls painted red and dotted with black for buttons. On top is another ball, dabbed with a few more dots of black for eyes and a wad of white wool for a beard.  On the tippity top is a felt red hat wound in a cone. And that is that. Instant childhood memory and Santa made simple.

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Here’s the little guy in cookie (I used an inverted ice cream cone cutter), along with some stockings, also adorned in red and white, including a little crushed candy cane, just to amp up the sweetness.  God Jul!

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Good old Santa Claus!

What’s better than Santa?

A plate full of Santas!

What’s better than that?

Santa with a Frosty friend!

What’s better than that?

Frosty tripled!

What’s better than that?

Everybody, times a gazillion.

What’s better than that?

The gang, on the dessert table.

***Please see  carmen-rose’s Flickr site for the fabulous inspiration for this jolly old fella!

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