Some of my favorite Christmas traditions are the ones that involve cookies. I grew up in a home where frosted sugar cookies were a holiday staple. Mom took care of all of the baking, and the rest of us sprung into action when it was time to decorate. Last year we carried on this cookie tradition in our own home, but I'll admit, with another little (and very active/curious) boy in the house, it seemed quite daunting in 2014. Lucky me...the boys have a dad who has some cookie memories of his own! I've heard Matt mention on many occasions that he remembers making snickerdoodles with his dad around Christmas. One afternoon me decided to do the same with Harrison and the two set to work!
Harrison has recently discovered a love for helping in the kitchen. Combine that with the fact that he got to work right along side his daddy and the boy was in heaven!
The whole process was quite amusing to watch. Matt would portion out the cookie dough and roll it into the ball. Then it was Harrison's job to roll the dough in a cinnamon sugar mixture and put them onto the pan.
In the end the balls were covered with divots left behind by little fingers and were even more misshapen from the "SPLAT" they took onto the cookie sheet.
Yummy cookies made by adorable babies and a handsome daddy?
Now that's a tradition I could get used to!