First, we attempted to make reindeer cookies. This was not a good project for a 4 year old sous chef. You have to move fast to add the decorations once these come out of the oven. And you need substantially more chocolate covered pretzels than I planned for. So in the end we ended up with the reindeer from Santa's (motley) ground crew.
- Rabid (red eyes)
- Jaundiced (yellow eyes)
- Fighters (missing antlers)
- Toupee wearers (replacement plain antlers)
So now I have lots of gingerbread dough and M&Ms and no place to go. The next attempt is to make regular gingerbread cookies and press M&Ms into a tree shape. It was a culinary MacGuyver moment . . . until I went to move them and the M&Ms fell out. Fail.
Fortunately, all was not lost for this day.
We did get to go to Jackson's Christmas program and he followed the advice of Buddy the Elf -
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."
But Jackson knows the real story . . .
"The animals saw such a wonderful sight.
Baby Jesus was born in the stable that night.
Mary was thankful and filled with great joy.
God blessed the word with this new baby boy."