Want some festive, colorful cookies for Christmas but can't stand the idea of all that icing (and the inevitable mess that goes with it)? Not that I have anything against icing, really. It's just that I've got extremely limited counter space, and all of it accessible to a 15-month-old-stool-pushing-and-climing-onto toddler. Yeah. Add icing to that mix.
Instead, to get my holiday color/sparkle fix I mixed up a batch of plain old snickerdoodle dough (I love snickerdoodles!) and rolled the balls in colored sugar instead of white sugar. How simple is that? I'm sure about a million other people have already done this, but in case you hadn't thought of it yet, either . . .
red: this comes out looking pink when done, but still pretty
I like the green! Reminds me of St. Pat's Day too!
So here's to your sticky-free but still colorful and bright Christmas (if you choose to go this route)! If not, well I guess I still hope you have a colorful and bright Christmas too.