Celebrating a birthday near Christmas always gets a bad rap...but having a late-December birthday myself, I can attest to its greatness.
The chilling weather makes hibernating indoors socially acceptable, holiday baked goods abound, and friends and family are in festive and celebratory moods.
Today, I think I'm going to curl up in bed and enjoy a sugar cookie or two.
When I splurged and bought my Anthropologie duvet last year, this is precisely the scene I imagined.
Rich mixed a perfect palette of icing colors (check out the unique lavender and goldish mustard) as I decorated the cookies.
I think this year's cookies turned out quite lovely. And as most of these types of projects go, they felt too pretty to eat...but we got over that feeling quickly.
I used this popular sugar cookie recipe (word to the wise: let the dough chill overnight, it makes a world of difference when you go to cut out shapes) as well as this simple icing recipe. When it comes to sugar cookies and icing, I like to keep it traditional and defer to the tried and true recipes. However, let your creativity run wild when it comes to icing colors, decorations designs, and sprinkleology.