We got him a Nintendo 3DS and a few games, and as you can see it was a big hit. Mike picked up an ice cream cake for him and we all had a piece before heading out to Jacelyn's Christmas concert.
Today Mike made Brandon's party cake for him and even while he cursed the fondant (he hates working with fondant) it turned out cute, and Brandon will love it. And while he did that, I decorated the Spiced Holiday Sugar Cookies the kids and I made so that Santa will have a prime choice of cookies on Christmas Eve.
Spiced Holiday Sugar Cookies
2 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ginger
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup softened unsalted butter
1 egg 2 tsp pure vanilla
1. Cream butter and sugar till fluffy and white. Add egg and vanilla.
2. Mix rest of dry ingredients in bowl and slowly add to creamed mixture; mix till combined.
3. Chill dough 4 hours or overnight.
4. Roll out to 1/4 inch, cut out shapes and bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Ice when cooled.
These are a yummy take on sugar cookies...they almost taste a bit egg-noggy and the kids love them. Enjoy!