Thursday, December 11, 2008

Baking cookies

Our homeschool group's Christmas party is today. Each family is bringing something to snack on. We usually make brownies for everything. Because they are so good and easy. But, this time someone else was already making brownies, probably not as good as mine. ;-) Just kidding, I think. So, we had to decide on something else.


I let my son pick, and he picked sugar cookies with sprinkles. He loves the sprinkles. Only problem is, I've never made sugar cookies from scratch. So I had to learn. We used this recipe I found online. It was easier than I thought. Except, I didn't realize the dough had to be refrigerated for a few hours before making. When we mixed the dough, it didn't look like a lot, but when we rolled it out it was actually a lot.


Earlier in the day, I let my son pick out 4 cookie cutters to make the cookies since they were 4 for $1. He chose a star, a gingerbread man, a tree, and a bell. We both cut the dough, but he was in charge of putting the sprinkles on. This was a fun activity, and they turned out much better than I expected for our first time!

5 comments:

ValleyGirl said...

Good for you, trying something new ~ it looks like they turned out wonderfully! I, personally, am far too lazy to ever make cut-out type cookies!! ;)

Rachelle(aka mamabear) said...

Nancy-

they look so yummy !!! Could you send some up here !!! I have not done any baking :-), I am still having the "ick". Have a wonderful Christmas.

Blessings-
Rachelle

The Happy Housewife said...

that is a ton of cookies! They look really good. I just made some today.
Toni
http://thehappyhousewife.com

Farmchick said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think your cookies look awesome you did a great job for your first time making them!!!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

That looks like such fun! We're baking cookies tomorrow. We're making sugar cookies and gingerbread boys.

Love the little falling snow on your blog. It is sooo sweet!

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Smiles,
Lea