(Edited to add gingerbread house pictures...oops!)
Every year, the children and I have a tradition of making and decorating sugar cookies, and also making a gingerbread village. This year, I bought a gingerbread house kit, so I did most of the decorating, but we used Dorie Greenspan's sugar cookie recipe (with lemon zest rubbed into the sugar -- yummy!) from this book, of course.
The whole proccess takes a while, as does anything with small children, so by the time we finished stamping out the shapes, Lavella had just had enough. A good long nap followed shortly after this shot.
Some superfun sprinkles that I found at Target.
By the time that we got around to the decorating, both of the little guys were solidly asleep for their afternoon naps, so Elijah helped them out after dinner to fully sprinkle their own cookies.
I used my favorite vintage biscuit cutter to stamp out circles with the re-rolled scraps of dough left over, and gave them a simple (and slightly more grown-up) apricot glaze.