Ellie and I made cookies last week. Ellie has been "helping" in the kitchen since she was tiny and she loves it.
Lately, she has been obsessed with play dough, the colors blue and yellow, and stars, so I figured, why not turn that into something edible? So we made sugar cookies. The recipe I used was from the Joy of Cooking cookbook (p. 711). I had never used that recipe before and it was really good. I liked the fact that they weren't too sweet (only 2/3 cup of sugar, when most cookie recipes call for 1-2 cups).
I split the dough in half and turned half blue and half yellow with just a few drops of food coloring. Then we rolled them out and cut out stars.
|This was when she told me to stop taking pictures.|
Well...that was the plan, but once I opened the drawer and she saw all the cookie cutters we ended up making girls (gingerbread man cookie cutter), socks (Christmas stocking cookie cutter) and tulips.
I happened to have some iridescent dust (from my cake decorating supplies) so we made the star cookies sparkle. She seems very please with her work!
Oh and I suppose I should point out: I wasn't feeling well on this day and when mommy doesn't feel well we are all allowed to stay in our pajamas. It just seems fair.