On Tuesday, Alison and I mixed up some Easter
cookies. I know, it sounds like fun
doesn't it? It wasn't too bad, I even
had it under control enough to take a bunch of pictures. I guess my years of doing even messier stuff
with 20 three and four year-olds trained me for these moments. Anyway she loves to stir these days, so I
knew she would like it. She only
spilled a bit of sugar and was only a little concerned about it - I added more
to compensate (baking with a little kid
is not so much a science). Later, during
the rolling-out phase, there was a flour spill as well. This was a bit more disturbing for her. I kept telling her it was ok but she worried
about until I cleaned it up. The
cutting-out was only a little disturbing, but this time for me. Yes, I am a little obsessive compulsive and
they were not even close to perfect. Oh
well, they didn't seem to bother Ali.
After nap we made frosting (blue and purple of course, the only colors Alison can SAY) and finished them. Here she is supposed to be frosting her cookie - she must take after me. In the end, the cookies looked ok, and even though a few had an Ali bite out of them, I frosted them anyway. The important part was that they tasted good. Overall I think the cookie making experience was great, considering there was an almost two year old involved. When Daddy got home he asked why we didn't make a double batch. "Um, because I would still be making the cookies, that's why. Here have one with an Ali bite out of it".
There are pictures of every cookie-making step on flickr! Go look.