I was worried these cookies would be fra-gee-lay, as the cutter itself forces them to be relatively thin. It took some time to get cut-outs and not just get the dough stuck in the plastic. I got the hang of it eventually!
When the Christmas Story house first opened as a museum, local business owners put leg lamps in their windows to show support, which I thought was pretty cool. I'd like to go back, as I'm sure the place has grown since I've been there. There is a great picture of my sister curled up under the sink a la "daddy's gonna kill Ralphie" floating around somewhere.
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'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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