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Kids, Cookies, and a Great Deal of Frosting

Posted by Gregory Luna on May 13, 2013 1 Comment

Kids are about to be done with school for the summer and baking is a great way to keep kids occupied in the summer months.  Since I don’t have kids, a few weeks ago my sister in law was gracious enough to allow me to make a mess of her kitchen and her kids by hosting a cookie baking session.  I had a preconceived notion that it was going to take a long time to make and decorate the cookies but it was really easy and smooth.  I made the dough ahead of time to allow it time to chill and took it over to their house one Sunday afternoon. Also, I took the easy way out by purchasing some frosting in various colors from the store.  Of course, there was also an array of sprinkles.   

 

The girls each had a set of DoStix, a rolling pin, and a portion of the dough.  It really helped that they have a short workspace in the center of the kitchen so the girls could roll the dough at a height that was comfortable for them.

Not everyone has to wear such a formal outfit to get great cookies, but I’m not one to shy away from some fashion in the kitchen.  Yes, the dress collected some flour in the rolling process but it was easily taken care of with some vigorous skirt shaking. 

 

We employed cookie cutters but there was a request for variety so we used drinking glasses and a plastic butter knife to create some non-traditional shapes. 

Cutting the dough didn’t take much time so we were on to frosting pretty quickly.  It was anything goes with the decorating and I’ll say the nieces have some skill when it comes to cookie styling. 

                                            

Each girl got to have one cookie to eat and the rest they donated to a local homeless shelter.  When I dropped the cookies off on my way home the staff at the reception desk and a couple of the clients who were there were really touched by the girls’ donation.  I was told specifically to pass on a sincere thanks to them.   

Finally, thanks to my sister in law and nieces for such a successful baking session!  We even discovered DoStix are a useful tool in the cleanup process! 

 

Comments (1 Comment)

I like idea of using them as a scraper for clean-up! Looks like a good time was had by all!

Posted by Meg Oneal on May 13, 2013

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