My obsession with holiday cookies started when I was in high school. Over the years, I have made, decorated, packaged and delivered herds of boxes of holiday cookies. I have a collection of copper cookie cutters from moose to chickens to owls, dogs, cats, X’s and O’s, a giant dragonfly, flowers, birds and even a Martha Stewart giraffe and corresponding elephant and crocodile (safari theme).
On Monday I made a trip to an old store in the Maryland suburbs that sells cake-decorating supplies. My older son selected a football-shaped cookie cutter and one shaped like a men’s tie. His younger brother debated which color sprinkles he wanted to buy. As usual, my thoughts strayed to horses. I bought decorations for the horses I would soon bake. We hustled home to make cookies.
Like I was visiting with old friends, I dug through my box of cookie cutters, selecting a favorite cresty, high-stepping pony and the humble copper donkey. After the flour and the sugar were mixed and the baking was done, I made frosting. To get my dark bay just right, I mixed a few melted Hershey kisses into the buttercream and picked at a pile of chocolate sprinkles. Then I dressed them for the holidays with some special sugar holly leaves from the store. Can you hear the festive clip clop of their sweet sugar-cookie hooves?
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