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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cookie Baking 101

It's that time of year ~ baking pans coming flying out of cupboards, cookie cutters are dusted off, measuring cups are dug out of the back of the drawer and baking supplies are restocked. Last night was our first foray into baking Christmas cookies and it was lead by none other than Nana.

Nana came over with her grocery bags loaded down with the ingredients to make Spritz cookies with the kids. She wanted to make wreaths, Christmas trees, stars...you name the Christmas shape she was ready to make it. Nana had her trusty spritz cookie maker ready. She had the red and green candied cherries ready to decorate the trees and wreaths. She got the colored sugar out to sprinkle on the cookies before they baked. She was ready.

This is the first year my mom has gotten to make memories baking cookies with the kids at Christmas. The kids came out of the woodwork for this one. My mom figured it was just going to be Claire helping with cookie baking but she couldn't have been more wrong. Zach and Lucas were more than interested and ready to make the first batch of Christmas cookies with their Nana.

Last night was a cold and dreary night full of torrential amounts of rain and yuck. I don't think there is a better way to spend a wildly, crazy, rainy evening than hunkered down making cookies and memories. Cookie baking 101 happened last night with both the kids and Nana learning and working together to make a big ol' batch of Christmas cookies.

Ah, for the love of my children....

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