When we do our Christmas baking, we like to try new cookies each year.
Some, even though really good, are made only that one year
Others get made very year,
While still others are made, forgotten and a few years later return
Except . . .
Every year we make batches of cutout cookies.
Different shapes and different decorations
But the first batch is always cut with the Christmas tree cutter
And sprinkled with green sugar
Today, we were also busy
For we were working on this!
When we finish, we light a fire in the fireplace,
turn out the overhead lights
Play Christmas carols
and have a mug of eggnog
And the very first batch of Christmas tree cutout cookies.
We admire our tree
Declaring it the prettiest ever.
(Every year, it always is the prettiest ever)
As we much cookies and sip eggnog.