I think it is around the holidays that I miss having family around the most. I was always one to make special treats and such for those special occasions like Christmas, Easter, Birthdays, Father's Day, etc. I always got a great deal of joy out of doing it and I hope that my children have some special memories of the things I did. Gingerbread houses, special cookies, cakes, etc.
My mother's oldest sister Thelma was much the same. There was not a holiday that passed without her baking some type of special treat and she would bake extras to send up to us. I especially loved my Aunt Thelma's Easter and Christmas Breads. She would decorate them with icings and candied cherries. It was such a treat! She didn't have much and it was a gift that was surely appreciated by each of us. God bless her kind heart.
I don't have any grandchildren here to bake for, but a lot of my friends do and so I recently made some of these delicious Easter Basket Sugar Cookies to share with them. They are just so darned cute and so easy to make. I wanted to share them with you too.
Big soft sugar cookies . . . a drop cookie. I used my small PC icecream/cookie scoop to scoop out the dough so that I had uniform sized dollops.I know how kids are if everything isn't the SAME size!)
Topped with a simple fluffy icing and decorated with green tinted coconut and some mini chocolate eggs. You could also use jelly beans if you want. I had the eggs, extra tiny ones and they are really cute. These are real kiddo pleasers. I do admit I am a bit partial to them too. I do like pretty things. I hope that you do too.
*Easter Basket Sugar Cookies*
Makes two dozen
Makes two dozen