For the last two weekends, we've been baking with the girls. First, it was sugar cookies (rolled and cut out and baked and decorated with sprinkles). The fun was nearly as enormous as the mess! Andrew took on the lion's share of the work and even made a few different types of tea so we could all sit down at the table and enjoy tea and cookies as a family. I think the girls regarded the cookie dough the way they regard playdough -- squeezing it between their fingers and attacking it with anything remotely associated with a cutting instrument. When it was all said and done, we were a little bit horrified at the idea of actually eating any of the cookies because of the mauling the dough got by our daughters. And when it came to decorating the cookies, well -- let's just say they've not heard the old saying "less is more". I think I took pictures but might have moved them to the recycle bin almost immediately after downloading them. Not surprisingly, that's where most of the real cookies went too!
Last weekend, it was chocolate chip cookies from scratch. Daddy prepared all of the ingredients and set them aside in small bowls. Then we brought his little helpers into the kitchen and they helped assemble everything. A MUCH better (and cleaner) experience! I snapped pictures while they made cookie magic happen.
The photo at the top is Andrew measuring vanilla. It came out better than any of our other photos since I accidentally took all of the photos with our portrait lens with a really narrow field of view dialed into the settings. Oh well! Live and learn, right?