Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Cookies

I love to bake, and so does Blair. She pretty much knows the waffle recipe by heart and knows where to find all of the ingredients. As soon as my break started, we made some Christmas cookies. I have one of those Pampered Chef cookie presses that I never really get to use. I thought it would be easier than rolling out cookies, so we gave it a try.

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The recipe on the cookie press pamphlet is pretty good, so we used it.

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Blair was of course thrilled she got to put vanilla in. She wants to put vanilla in everything – it goes in the waffles, so she thinks it goes in all recipes!

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Baking is not complete unless we make a mess – and then fret over our dirty hands!

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The other necessary part – eating the dough!

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Blair even helped fill the press.

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We pressed all of the cookies out and dragged out the sprinkles. And of all things, I couldn’t find green, so we made purple Christmas trees.

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I was asking for a mess with the sprinkles, but it all cleans up!

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The cookies turned out to be yummy, and it was a perfect activity for Miss Short Attention Span!

1 comments:

brooke lynn said...

yum, looks like fun! she is getting so grown up!!!!

merry CHRISTmas ya'll!!!!