Some colleagues and I were having some fun on Twitter last night, tweeting about our favorite holiday foods. Eating is a big part of my family's Christmas celebration. We start talking about the meal we'll be preparing for Christmas Eve and then Christmas Day sometimes even before Thanksgiving!
We don't have the traditional fish dishes on Christmas Eve like most Italians because my Dad was never a fan of fish, so we usually have Italian sausage. On Christmas Day, we serve some kind of sauce, like spaghetti, lasagna or even a baked macaroni Sicilian dish that came from my Mom's family.
But for me, nothing conjures up memories of Christmas more than cut-outs. Making these sugar cookies was a family affair! My sisters and I would whipped up several batches every year.
My older sisters would mix the sugar cookie batter, cut out the shapes and cook them until they were lightly brown. They were always the same four shapes: the bell, the Christmas tree, the Santa and the star.
I would lend a hand frosting the cookies and decorating them with candy sprinkles. I loved mixing the food coloring, making red, green, yellow even blue frosting!
Of course, the making is just as good as the eating, and they were pretty yummy! Cut-outs at Christmas are still my favorite! What's yours?