On Friday, my coworker Jayna was in desperate need of a baby sitter and fortunately for her I was in desperate need of some cookie baking. She dropped her kids R, age 8 and L, age 6 off about 6pm. After a dinner of chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese we busted out the mixer. R asked for cooking lessons for Christmas so I let her be in charge of reading the recipe and directing. They took turns measuring flour and sugar and vanilla.
About the time of this picture is when R turned on the mixer and a HUGE cloud of flour erupted.
Here L is adding the brown sugar. She thought it was SO cool that the recipe had both white and brown sugar in it. They both got a kick out of packing the sugar and L love how it maintained its shape that she could pick it up.
Silly L, thought it was fun to eat the flour! Notice how much is on her clothes too! She kept saying that her mommy and daddy would NEVER let them make such a mess in the kitchen. It was a mess but it was totally worth it seeing how much fun they had!
We finally got the cookies mixed up and L, like any kid (who am I kidding, any adult too) was so excited to lick the beater!
The cookies were so sticky we kept having to put the dough in the freezer and then lots of flour so they wouldn't stick to the cookie cutters! Here is R meticulously cutting out her cookies.
L was sometimes more interested in eating the dough, the flour and the icing instead of making cookies! ;)
R focusing on her icing trying to make her cookies look just perfect.
L focusing on icing her "Sherlock" which when translated out of 6 year old speak is a Shamrock!
All in all I had a lot of fun and I think the girls did too. On Monday they had a day off and requested to go to Miss Stephanie's house again!