Friday, October 23, 2009
Cutouts of Memories :)
I think that's a line from some song...
But anyways, yesterday during Maeve's nap I made a HUGE (and I mean HUGE) batch of sugar cookie dough. The plan was to make it, put it in the fridge so it would set well & decorate cookies when Ryan got home from work. I have TONS of memories of decorating holiday cookies (Halloween included :) with my mom and sisters, so its something that I've been wanting to do with Maeve. Granted, I bake and cook all the time and she "helps" me pour in things and she is always willing to lick the excess batter. But I wanted to get her really involved with the sugar cookies. I set up a tray with flour and cookie cutters and a big hunk of dough. Unfortunately I think she is still a bit too young to totally understand what the goal was- she pulled apart her dough, threw it to the dogs, stuck it on the table, you get the picture. After a lot of wasted dough, I told Ryan I'd do the cookie cutting & then she could decorate. A few batches of cookies later, and all was well :) She did GREAT decorating! I would've taken more pics but my camera died... blah. But she definitely got the hang of the sprinkles... and surprise, surprise, her favorite part of the whole evening? Eating the cookies!! Especially the bats- she thought those were extra "spoooooky."