Sunday, December 7, 2008

Today's Christmas cookie lesson

I wanted to start making my Christmas cookies today, so I asked The Kid if he wanted to help and he eagerly accepted my offer, so we went about just making sugar cookies today, I wanted to try out a recipe a little different from the usual recipe that I use and try making candy cane cookies by dyeing, flavoring and molding the cookies into candy cane shapes.

my dough came out too soft and I didn't want to add too much more flour so I just rolled them into balls and dropped them into some red and green sugar and let them be.. The Kid on the other hand, he wanted to try..

after several failed attempts ( like I said, the dough was quite soft) I told him to just roll them into balls like I did and they'd be alright..

well, apparently my son with the short attention span made SOFTBALL sized balls instead of golf ball sized, tried to pipe his name using a large round pastry tip (which came out alright) and made a snowman, who (funny enough) was smiling when he went into the oven, came out looking very indifferent (ROFL!!) Into the oven for 15 minutes and when the timer beeped I ran into the kitchen when he exclaimed "MOM.. OH MY GOD!" his cookie sheet was overrun with gigantic cookie blobs (see, this is what I get for not checking first and folding laundry) I was going to take a picture, but he's already pulled most of it apart.

Next week it's back to the old roll out sugar cookie recipe with the good old cookie cutters ;)