12.19.2008

There's A Whole Lotta Baking Going On

My kitchen floor has been covered in flour and sugar over the past few weeks.  We have been on a bit of a baking marathon, trying out new recipes from Sarah's 25 Days Of Christmas Cookie Countdown and making some of our favorite recipes.  

I love to bake, especially with my kids, and we have been having so much fun.  We've delivered some treats to friends and neighbors, some are in the freezer for Christmas, and plenty have been eaten.  

One of my favorite cookies to make with the kids is roll out sugar cookies.  It brings back memories from my childhood baking cookies with my mom and my grandma.  One thing I always loved was my mom and my grandma's tin cookie cutters.  Last year, my mom sent me some of her tin cookie cutters to start my own collection.  It was so sweet to see my kids using the same cookie cutters I used as a little girl, making memories that will last them a lifetime.


some of my tin cookie cutters

dipping pretzels
getting the sprinkles just right

pressing caramels into the dough
unwrapping caramels
unwrapping caramels, eating a few along the way

rolling the dough

landon's turn
"i roll it myself"

working together

using all her muscles to cut out that cookie
the face of a baker- covered in flour
completed roll outs
sugar cookies with candy cane kisses

the sandbakkelse pre baking
the finished sandbakkelse
the cookie bakers having an indoor picnic


6 comments:

Kym said...

What a blessed time together! I am glad you are building those memories. Also, quite the committment to try 25 items. I don't have that kind of endurance, I would burn out by 5 or look like a Good Year blimp from all the sampling!

Alana said...

Those pictures are so adorably cute! You are so good to not only bake, but take pictures of the process! It's all I can do being the perfectionist I am to do the baking ;-)

Denise said...

i'm love'n the reeses cookies! and the gingersnap dipped in my hot tea,mmmmm...mmm :-)

Sarah Markley said...

i love all the pictures. i did one round of baking last Saturday and i have one more beginning tomorrow that will last off and on until wednesday.

i love it!!

=)

Dave and Jenni said...

Oh I remember my mom's tin cookie cutters...memories! Looks like you all had a great time. Merry Christmas!

Lynn said...

What fun memories with yummy results. You have some cute bakers in your household...