To update you on Our Christmas Story Dirty Santa game, I began my leg lamp cookie cutter adventures last Thursday.
I mixed a batch of shortbread dough from our family’s favorite Raspberry Almond Cookies – without the raspberry preserves and the almond glaze. Refrigerate the dough well before rolling it out.
It took me a few tries to get the depth of the dough correct so the leg lamp imprints would show.
Notice one foot looks sort of mushed. Ha!
As the dough softened, it started sticking inside the foot part of the cookie cutter.
I learned to return unused dough to the refrigerator between batches. It also helps to stick the cookie cutter’s foot end into flour before cutting each cookie.
I later learned to carefully move baked cookies from surface to surface. Those feet are very FRAGILÈ!
As you can see, when the cookies are baked, you don’t really see any narly looking feet. I love forgiving dough!
I’m not a good cookie frost-er. I found this package of Easy Writer food coloring pens (above) by Betty Crocker™…perfect!
I discovered that Spunky Daughter has some painting talent. Are you paying attention, PAM (Painter Artist Mom)? SD “painted” our leg lamps.
Aren’t they fun? They were the perfect addition to our family Christmas gathering over the weekend.
I’m sure you want to know who has the leg lamp this year, right?
It’s not me, and it’s not HBD (Handy Builder Dad). It’s my nephew! He and his beautiful bride hosted this year’s family Christmas, so it’s perfect that he gets to keep “our” leg lamp until next Christmas’s Dirty Santa party.
We had another surprise in the gift pile, too, which added even more thieving excitement. Someone brought a leg lamp key chain as part of their gift.
Drats, I didn’t get that, either! I asked where they bought it and got one the very next day. (I had to, y’all!)
I also noticed this puzzle, and since SD and I love to work puzzles during Christmas holidays, I jingled a little more jangle out of my pocket for it. 😉
Did you notice the puzzle is three feet tall? I think I’ll have to mount it on cardboard when we finish so we can display it (just for laughs) every Christmas in the future. What do you think?
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. Remember the fleece fabric I used as the table-cloth in the tablescape post?
I hope HBD doesn’t mind that I used it for the table. I had made it into a throw – a surprise gift just for him. I knew if he didn’t get the leg lamp, this would help him make it through another year without it (wink).
Does your family play Dirty Santa? I might know where you can find some leg lamps (Kohl’s and Books-A-Million). Hey, just a thought. For your own leg lamp cookie cutter, follow this Amazon* link:
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I’m sharing this post at Metamorphosis Monday.