Tuesday, October 21, 2008

How I put the "family" in family baking

We made our Halloween cookies the other day. I used this cookie puzzle as an excuse to keep Baby Girl from "helping" me mix and cut them out.

Making cut-out cookies is fabled to be this magical mother-child experience but I for one can't stand it. I told Baby Girl, "You play up-stairs while I make you a surprise!" She is happy to comply when a surprise is involved.
The glaze for the puzzle is, I think, very pretty but it's not much by way of flavor so we did the rest with goopy delicious frosting.

As much as I dislike help when I'm cutting out cookies, I love help with the frosting. Baby girl did these.

It took her nearly as long to frost those two as it took for me to do the rest.
That's why I like help with the frosting part. She was completely occupied and involved and the cookies were still frosted to my satisfaction within a reasonable amount of time.
I think hers turned out really nice, but if they hadn't, it wouldn't matter because she'll eat them anyway.

1 comment:

AnnieBJ said...

Amen, sister. Amen. Few things drive me up the wall like little hands bugging me while I'm getting us ready to do something fun.

And I am incredibly impressed by Baby Girl's cooking decorating ability! She does a better job than I do!