Friday, December 9, 2011

Flashback Friday...making Christmas cookies

Every year, for Christmas only, my mom and Gammy make iced sugar cookies.  Butter is one of my favorite foods (too bad I never get to have it unless I steal it), and the smell of it fills the air as the cookies bake in the oven.  Here's a few pictures of me helping them roll out the dough at Gammy's house from 2006.

Gammy is a good teacher, she taught mom and me how to make them super tasty!  After they cool, we all get together that night and have dinner and then spend the evening icing the cookies.  Gampy always breaks some so he can have an early treat.  Next Friday I'll show you a picture of me stalking the cookies while the icing is drying.  I may not be able to see or hear very well, but the nose has not failed me yet!

Have a fun weekend!  I know I'll be thinking about making these cookies again this year!



Minnie and Mack said...

What fun! Payton you had the cutest face back in 2006 and you are still the cutest!
Family traditions are such a part of Christmas! We might not bake and decorate cookies this year. Everyone here, who bakes and decorates, is on a diet because of the wedding! Mack and I never got to be that close to the cookie making but we always hung out under foot for what dropped!
We can't wait to see the pictures from this year!

Loves and hugs,
Minnie and Mack (XOXOXO)

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Payton! Awww I am madly in love with you in these photos, you look so cute and so enchanted by the magic of the Christmas cookies! Your Mom and Gammy look like they enjoy involving you in this wonderful Christmas tredition, my fave photo is you with your paw on your Mom as if to say "Hey let me try some!" Ahhh the smells of freshly baked cookies is heaven!!! It nice the your Gampy lets you have some of the cookie! Your family are all so kind to you, you are so lucky to be loved so much, I look at other dogs and feel so lucky to have my Pawrents, they love me so very much!! I'm really looking forward to seeing the photos of you stalking the cookies while the icing is drying that will be sooooo fun to see!! Love, Licks, Phugs and Snuffles from your Friend Frank xxxxxx

Buddy said...

such a cutie-patootie!!!

moPSY+MISIOber said...

Oh Payton, what a helper you are !!! it looks like without you your mom and Gammy couldn't bake them so well ;) We've never tasted ics sugar cookies, but since our mom thinks she loves Christmas again, she decided to bake some gingerbread cookis which are very popular here in Poland, especially at Christmas time. So we hope to score some ! She ever bought new cutters and said we will bake them on the weekend ! We will hopefuly write about it on our new blog :) have a great weekend Payton, lots of kisses are flying your way :) Fredzio+Zuzia+Pucia

Gracie the Agility Pug said...

I can smell the cookies through the computer screen, you described the scene so well. What great gamparents you have.

Meredith LeBlanc said...


Sorry, we got a little excited there, we love cookies if you couldn't tell. It's almost time for us to start baking ~ and when we say us, we mean Scarlet will be snoring on the couch while I labor away....

Meredith & Scarlet

Elgor82 said...

COOKIES ... did somebody say COOKIES??? We love COOKIES but we never had any of these sugar cookies with icing that you are talking about. They sure look good! And you are so lucky that you get to help make them! Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster and Liberty

Tucker and Lola said...

Payton you could not be any cuter if you tried! I love that pleading look in those pictures. Mom did some baking last night but she says I am not to be trusted that close to any foodable items and for me not to get any ideas by looking at these pictures. Oh and that butter restriction thing? Here is how I handle that. I wait until Mom gets the butter sliced up into patties, she holds them in her hand while she does this. As she is moving toward wherever she is going to use them I run full blast across the kitchen and headbutt her right at the knee level from behind, almost a guarantee that she is going to drop a couple of them. I grab and run, she isn't fast enough to catch me. This method also works with all manner of hand held foodables.

Kitty+Coco said...

I tell you what, the nose KNOWS when butter is around and there are foodables to be snarked. Looks like you did an excellent job snoopervising.


Sammy and Neko said...

Sammy and Neko will take any eatable donations !!

S and N

Pug Slope said...

Payton, you were doing an amazing job helping your mom and Gammy roll out the dough. It was smart of you to help - I mean the faster the cookies get made, the sooner they get to be eaten, right? Did you ever get to try one of the cookies? I sure hope so, as they sound delish.


Suki said...

Hi Payton,
You need a chef's hat! Will you teach me how to bake?


dw said...

Payton, you look very intense watching those cookies being made! I'm sure you learned quite a bit from your Gammy!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Payton
I need to have a talk with my moms. I will say "Payton got to help make cookies".

Do you think that I will get to help my moms- like you do? I want to help too. You are so cute helping your mom and Gammy. Oh they love you so much!
I want to see the frosting - so don't forget!

Anonymous said...

Okay, my friend, I have to confess that you might just even be cuter than ME in these photos. I'll bet those cookies were the best ever.

Anonymous said...

Did somebody say COOKIES?????

Kari in Alaska said...

The nose is the MOST important :)

Stop on by for a visit

Unknown said...

Payton you are such a great helper-pug. We especially were impressed when you grabbed Grammy's arm to show her the proper way to roll out the dough!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

oh melt my heart!! you have quite the baker pug going on. so sweet!

Hank said...

Pay were so cute grabbing onto your mom's arm!!!

xo -


Salinger The Pug said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!! Baby P. pics!!!

SO cute and such a good helper!