One of my favorite childhood memories is baking with my mom. It's always been a source of comfort to her to bake things, and I've always enjoyed the chance to help.
|We got out all the ingredients to make daddy's favorite cookies!|
This weekend is the annual bazaar and bake sale, which benefits our church, and we always sign up to bake cookies. Last year, Grace and I baked our cookies at mom's house, and Grace was the special sprinkle helper.
This year, daddy joined in the action, and the three of us took over the kitchen on Thursday night. Kyle found some Christmas music on Spotify, and we set Grace up in her booster seat with a chef's hat. Kyle wanted to make his favorite, Funfetti with icing, and I wanted to make my specialty, chocolate chip. So, we opted for both!
We started with Funfetti, and I got out all the ingredients and set them on Grace's tray so she could see what we needed to get going. Since the Funfetti are a cake-mix cookie, they only required one egg and some butter. Once we had everything gathered, it was time to start the real fun!
I put all the ingredients in my awesome Kitchenaid stand mixer that we got for a wedding present. It's still one of my favorite gifts ever! After the dough was mixed, I put the bowl on Grace's tray and let her help me stir a little. Then she helped me flatten the cookies on the cookie sheet. And of course, we all tried a little cookie dough!
We kept a close eye on the cookies while they baked, and then let them cool before icing them. I added the green icing and Kyle and Grace added the sprinkles together. She giggled as the two decorated the cookies, and Kyle helped her enjoy one of the first cookies they finished too!
|Grace entertained daddy while mommy mixed the dough.|
|Helping mommy stir!|
|This one is my favorite! She couldn't wait until we baked them!|
|Tasting the cookie dough is the best part!|
|Time to add sprinkles!|
|Daddy added his own special sprinkle. . .|
|Grace was the official cookie taste-tester!|