Soft. Delicate. Subtle.
It does seem that powdered sugar, confectioners' sugar, or sticky sugar (what my little one's refer to it as) is a mainstay in holiday baking. It adds a soft dimension to cookies, a little sweetness and is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It also works as a "cover up" for mistakes, especially if your cookies that should be shaped like balls tend to look more like footballs. It's a fun ingredient for the children to work with.
We accomplished a bit more cookie baking these past few days. We baked Mexican Wedding Cakes or Snowballs (I think people refer to them as both), Thumbprint Cookies, and a new type of candy that I had never tried before called Oreo Truffles.
So, off to the kitchen to check some more things off our list to do. I have a few requests to make caramel cashew corn, chex mix and fudge. I guess you know what will probably be next!