Last Spring, we planted new bushes in front of our house. Since 2014, our front garden has been a sad and barren wasteland in Winter. So when we chose our new plants, we selected mostly evergreens. It has been a total revelation. 2016 was not the best year ever, but a little green in Winter helps a bit. I made these cookies with that happiness in mind.
I am not showing off any flashy new designs this year, merely combining old patterns for an overall botanical effect. For example, you might recognize this design from a tutorial I posted last year.
And this cookie is a new take on the Fall foliage cookies I made for Thanksgiving this year.
After several years of making fussy and complicated sweater-pattern cookies, I decided to keep it simple, clean, and easy this year. There is beauty in simplicity, right? I’m pregnant; my laziness is easily excused by my new 8:30 pm bedtime 🙂
In honor of evergreens, simplicity, laziness, and pregnancy, here is the first set of 2016 Christmas cookies!