My youngest loves to bake... in fact, she has started her own business, Totoro Treats using social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that only this generation can do.
We decided that this year we would try to be smart in our holiday baking plans. We would bake the cookies one day - and then decorate them another.
Mandy made the dough at home and then brought it to my house to roll, cut, and bake. I have countless cookie cutters, obtained throughout the years and from my mom's own stash, and we used about ten of them to make well over four dozen cookies.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving we plan to decorate the house for the holidays (fortunately we have a few younger men to help bring decorations down from the attic, perhaps put a few lights on the outside of the house, and assemble the tree). However before those festivities, the Totoro girls will get together around noon for a cookie decorating party complete with colored icing, decorator bags, and lots of sprinkles and silver balls. Pictures to follow...