Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sugar Cookies

A favorite tradition of mine at Christmas time is making sugar cookies.  I have made several batches this year, and Brooks has gotten to help put sprinkles on a couple of the batches.  He wasn't too sure about it the first time we tried, but he seemed to have some fun.  Then this week when I brought cookies over to my mom's for all the kids to help decorate, he was soooo excited! He kept saying, 'cookie' 'cookie' 'cookie' over and over again!
These are the pictures of the first time we tried cookie decorating.  He stuck his fingers into the cookie the first try, and wasn't too impressed with frosting all over his hands!

 Then he discovered it was quite fun to dump sprinkles everywhere!

 We had a few instances of sticking the shaker in the frosting....

 and dumping way too many....
 But we had fun!
When we went to my mom's a few days later to do the same thing, he did so much better.  I also found that the Walmart brand sprinkles have the smallest holes for the sprinkles and didn't dump quite so many as others!

 Brooks wanted just about every color of sprinkle on each cookie.  He'd tell me, 'geen!' then 'bue!", then 'ed!," then 'ball!!'  It made for some very colorful cookies!  But he had fun picking out the colors and seeing the finished product!
Katy had fun too, but she was more interested in eating the cookies!
 We had quite a mess at Brooks' sprinkle station, and my mom will probably be sweeping up sprinkles for days!

Brooks decided to try some of the ball sprinkles.  Lane thought it was funny and Brooks wasn't so sure he liked them.

 The finished cookies!  Brooks wouldn't try a cookie (he is still so picky!) but at least he had fun making them.

I'm glad Brooks enjoyed decorating cookies, and I hope it will be a tradition every year! (at least until he gets too old to think baking with mommy is still fun :)

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