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Christmas? In July? It's certainly not the first time for SandwichINK. But this time, it was with the long distance grandkids as we enjoyed baking our traditional sugar cookies in the midst of summer heat and fun trips to the park swimming pool.
I originally started these during a late fall, holiday visit. But it's such a sweet and fun delight for all of us that we now make sure we decorate those easy refrigerator sugar cookies from Pillsbury each time I visit, no matter what the season or what the temperature.
And I must say. These were the best of the bunch. (Of course, I think that every time. 🙂 ) The one problem we ran into this time was that I ran out of the gel toppings! OH NO! But it worked out fine. I dug around their cupboards and found some sprinkles left over from last year. And in the fridge, yummy white cream cheese frosting came to our rescue as well.
We worked on it while their baby brother was sleeping which made the project a wee bit easier. Always a big help for a grandmother with a wide variety of ages, don't you think? And they did turn out quite delicious. This time, I had them bag their own cookies in separate sandwich baggies. Then I doled them out, one cookie per meal, for the next couple of days.
A sweet holiday time in the middle of summer! A true joy for grandma AND grandkids, indeed. And more delightful family memories to tuck into our hearts. Are you babysitting grandchildren this summer? No matter what the temp, a Christmasy kind of sugar cookie decorating day could be quite fun for you as well! 🙂
P.S. Linking up to Family Home and Life for Grandparent's Say It Saturday.