Last Christmas my cousin Emily gave me adorable reindeer pajamas. I think I wore them exclusively for a straight week, and it seems they made an impression. I've known all year long that I wanted to make some cookies with the little guys on them. They're certainly not an exact replication, but I think they're still pretty cute. My favorite part is the sparkly scarf!
A Christmas Story has always been highly quotable between my sister and me. Should anyone ever need to know, the exact thing Ralphie wants is an official Red-Rider carbine action 200 shot range model air-rifle with a compass and a stock and a little thing that tells time. I don't even want to think about all of the relevant information that has bounced out my head because it is full of useless trivia.
I think Randy is the unsung hero of A Christmas Story, so I decided to make sugar cookies in his honor. Actually, I figured they'd be easier than trying to make Ralphie in his bunny pajamas. A gingerbread man cutter was perfect for little snow-suited guys who can't put their arms down.
It is amazing how one little thing can complete a cookie. I was kind of worried about the ones in progress above- they look like ninjas. Luckily the addition of a scarf helped them to get closer to what I was going for.
I made the hearts last, after several hours of doing the Grinch cookies. By that time I was kind of over it and they turned out pretty sloppy. I'm just going to say they look very Seussian and be okay with that.
I'm a Pittsburgher with a new found love of baking. This blog will serve as a place for me to share both my successes and misadventures in the kitchen.
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