The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Monday, December 07, 2009

Calling All Bakers!

That's kind of dumb title, I know, but I can't keep titling my blog posts "Another Lesson Learned." I feel like I'm learning LOTS of lessons these days. My latest educational venture has been in the world of cookie making. As I may have mentioned in the past, Sunday afternoons get a little LONG for me. I was thinking of what we could do to fill up an empty afternoon and I thought to myself, "Hey! Candy Cane sugar cookies! Fun!" I mean, how hard can it be to mix up some sugar cookie dough, color half of it red, roll it out, cut it in strips, twist the strips together, and bake them up like candy canes? Well, I tell you. It's very hard. Something went terribly wrong in the "roll it out, cut it in strips and twist the strips together" department. Those were the ugliest cookies I've ever seen. Happily, the kids had a great time playing with the dough that was left over after I gave up, and as it turns out, even ugly cookies are delicious!

p.s. If you MUST know why the kids aren't wearing shirts, it's because they had just been playing Tarzan. Running around in their undies with their blankies tied in intricate fashions around their nether regions. That was funny. I did convince them to put on pants (and wash their hands) before handling the dough.


Windybrook Spinner said...

Seems like there is always something exciting going on at your house. I love it when C & E pretend play. This morning they were being koalas. It was cute. I really like your advent calendar--at least I assume that is what the Noah's ark hanging in the backgroud is.

ghd3 said...

Love it. Nothing wrong with sugar cookies, even if they didn't look as beautiful as you had envisioned (though I'm sure they looked great). Tarzan. Nice. :)

Melissa said...

Love the shirtless bakers! You are always so brave to try these activities with your kids. We have recently reached the point where some Sundays, Jonas makes the cookies on is own. (Well, at least he makes the dough and then he disappears and leaves the baking to us - but still nice.)