Ok, trees are going into the oven. Now, normally, I would just put sugar sprinkles on the cookies before they go into the oven. Oh noooooo, Bill wants icing on them. I told him ok, but he is coming to put it on. I was talking to Heidi on Skype while making these. I had my laptop on the drainboard. She was sort of here.
They are all layed out on the table waiting for him to come and finish them. I ran out of room with cookies still to bake, so the rest of them got sprinkles. I really like them better that way.
I think of my sister when I make these, she and I both liked them rolled thin and browned. I would have taken some to her if she was still alive. It is my Mom's recipe. It makes tons of cookies. There are five cups of flour in it. When the kids were all home, I made it three times a season by the time Christmas arrived.
Ok, here he is, Bill is busy with the icing and then he will sprinkle the colored sugar over them.He is very patient. He takes half of what I bake home with him, then usually comes and eats ours too. George never eats any of them.
All finished and ready to layer with wax paper in the tupperware. We had Christmas today for Bill. Ham dinner and all the sides and pumpkin pie. He is working on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Doubles both days. Lots of people go to the movies on these days. Merry Christmas Bill and everyone else too.