In the town where I live, the Crabtree sisters are legendary for their beauty and mad tennis skills but get to know them better and you'll find they can bake too! These sisters are fortunate enough to live all within a thirty minute drive of each other, and amongst the cousins growing traditions together is getting together with the kids to decorate Christmas cookies. Who doesn't love the classic holiday sugar cookie shaped with cookie cutters and decorated with icing and candies!? Sugar cookies allow for the most kid participation because of the decorating - Frosty the snowman? Christmas tree? Star? or in the case of my kids Unknown Object with too much icing and sprinkles? Its a holiday tradition in the making. The little hint about any batter with this much butter that you want to shape - if the dough gets warm the shapes will not be crisp, so make sure to keep what you are not using in the fridge.
Note: I just made these this week - if you are looking for great decorating yummies - like the old fashioned pearl candies - check out Williams Sonoma stores!