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Baking Bounty

December 14, 2007

Well, yesterday was supposed to be a ‘mega’ baking extravaganza… but when you run out of vanilla, and ginger, in the first batches of Gingerbread dough… well… that’s a problem.. in the end, we got sugar cookie dough in the fridgyator (as Little Girl calls it) for stained glass cookies, and a batch of Gingerbread baked.

I tried a new recipe this year… and it resulted in a Crisp, hard, cookie… my other recipe gives a soft cookie.. both have their benefits… This batch we prepared royal icing for and decorated to our hearts content… the kids hadn’t used royal icing before so they were shocked when it got rock hard… 🙂 but loved how smooth and shiny it looks… We will definitely use this dough to make our houses with (the ones I mentioned weeks ago, that we’ve been distracted away from for what seems like an eternity).. we have those on tap for this weekend during the Nor’easter we’ll be weathering…

At first when I realized how HARD the cookies were I was bummed… I thought that the kids wouldn’t like them, and that even worse… I wouldn’t.. but you know what.. these cookies are PHENOMENAL when dunked in coffee… I can’t seem to get enough… and the hard, smooth and shiny royal icing decorations.. mmmm sooo good with a little coffee coating! 🙂 I will ABSOLUTELY make this recipe again! Everyone had fun, even the Big Guy decorated a cookie… 🙂

Egg crates make great ‘icing’ palettes

Little Girl’s Gingerbread man

The rest of her artwork!

Big girl and middle guy’s artistry

See, the Big Guy even decorates!

and finally… the overachiever!

The kids had a blast playing in the snow… *we got about 6″… less than we’d expected* And we got a good workout shoveling the driveway.. 🙂

I know it’s kinda weird to say this.. but I think my kids look so cute in their snowpants… just before they become the stay puff marshmallow men when they put their coats on…


5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2007 3:49 pm

    Oh yummy! They turned out to be so cute!

  2. December 15, 2007 2:17 pm

    Is your gingerbread soft? I like soft gingerbread cookies… can I have your recipe if it is?

  3. December 14, 2007 6:52 pm

    Those are just so cool looking – I LOVE the kid decorated ones because you can tell they were getting into it and having a ball! The blog looks great, and I love coming to see all the nifty things you’re always up to 😀

  4. December 14, 2007 4:39 pm

    Wow, awesome! The kids have good sense of color!

  5. December 14, 2007 3:52 pm

    It is not overachieving. It is simply setting a high standard for your children to aspire to and emulate.

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