Take a double batch of shortbread cookie dough, containers of sprinkles, and six willing helpers...and Gran's kitchen becomes Baking Central! What fun we had this afternoon watching the children decorate Christmas cookies, each with his or her own brand of creativity. Each child was fully engaged in this project, from Bekah to the littlest grandgirlie.
|Clockwise from left: Gavin (11), Owen (7), Maddie (9), Bekah (12), Ben (5), Alaine (3)|
Maddie and I made the dough. Several of us took turns rolling the dough. But everyone cut out and decorated, and took their work very seriously.
Do you see Alaine adding pink sprinkles to her snowflake cookie? Can you tell what shape they are?
The tools of the trade. (Yes, there are autumn sprinkles in the mix. Along with the pigs. We neglected to sort out the jars of sprinkles before we gave the basket to the children, so we have a few non-traditional Christmas cookies this year.)
Gavin's lovely tree. "Perfect," he says.
At the end of the day, there were sprinkles on the floor, warm cookies in small tummies, and sweet memories to savor.
Thanks to Kati who took all the pictures for Sunday Snapshots this week while I was up to my elbows in flour.