Monday, December 5, 2011

cookie making with Kids

the finished product
I know many of you get to make Christmas cookies with your children.  This year I had some visitors in October and they found out that one of "my" kids likes to cook.  These are kids that are sponsored by my friends in America so they can go to school.  I decided then that if I could, I would have the girls over to make cookies one day during their school break.  So, I hunted up a sugar cookie recipe and went looking for food coloring.  I actually did find some, but it wasn't in liquid form.  Here is what I used.
  I wasn't sure if this would work, but the powder actually made the colors and it didn't thin the icing.  I was very happy with the results.

The girls had never made cookies before.  I had four girls ranging in age from 10 to 19.  They didn't get the idea of using different colors on a cookie, but they had fun just the same.

Once we mixed up the dough, it had to cool in the refrigerator for a time.  So, that is when I brought out some crafty items for making the simple Nativity I blogged about on 11/27.  We had to let the glue dry on the faces, so they had to come back the next day to get the completed project.  When we first put them together the card stock paper didn't do as well as I would have liked.  Mary and Joseph were slanted.  I had to work with them and re-staple a few times to get them to sit straight.  But overall, I think it worked.   The first picture you see is them slanted.  The second is the completed project.

 Here are a couple more pictures of the cookie making process.  The girls all had a great time and so did I!
icing the cookies takes concentration

taste testing the product.  They had to have some flour on them to show they really made these cookies.

The finished product.  They took them home with them.

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