To be fair, I'll readily admit that my cooking skills have been lacking of late. And by "of late" I mean for the past 3 years since college (which forced me to somewhat forage for myself) when I have lived at home and been waited on hand and foot by my incredible-cook-of-a-mother. However, let me just say - baking cookies is HARD. You have to flour things! And cookie-cut things! And put them on a tray! It was a whole big thing.
So I decided to improvise. Instead of going for perfection, go for convection! (Hey it rhymes.) Instead of sprinkling them with love and joy, sprinkle them with tons of actual sprinkles! Make them delicious and not at all attractive. At Christmas, it's the thought that counts.
You've heard of ugly sweater parties? These are ugly cookies. I decided to share with you, loyal readers, my baking journey. With photographic evidence.
HOW TO BAKE UGLY CHRISTMAS COOKIES:
1. Get all your ingredients. Note the sugar cookie MIX.
2. Pick out your cookie cutters. NOTE THE CRAZY ONES ON THE BOTTOM. Someday I will need to bake T-Rex and Unicorn cookies FOR SURE.
6. Decorate! I think this is supposed to be done AFTER the cookies are baked but this way was pretty hilarious as well.