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Monday, January 12, 2009

Baking for Christmas


Baking for Christmas!
This year Christmas was especially fun for Ella and I in the kitchen!

Gingerbread Man Cookies!


She loves to help scoop and pour in ingredients and she is very good with the rolling pin and cookie cutter! We have a story book with the gingerbread man story in it so she was very excited to bake her very own gingerbread men. We also make gingerbread girls, snowmen, Christmas trees and a few other things.



We just had to have a taste (or two) of the icing!


Ella's favorite part was putting on the sprinkles. At the beginning she sort of just dumped them in one spot but by the time we were done with 70 some cookies, her sprinkling techniques improved tremendously! The cookies are done! We made some for Ella to take to her Sunday school class and share with her friends and the rest were for friends and us of course!

This is what Lucas did when he was awake while we were baking! We planned to do most during his morning nap but he seemed to enjoy watching us when he was there!
And my favorite... Chocolate Kiss Cookies!


Ella rolled the cookie dough balls in the sugar and placed them on the cookie sheet.

All done! She had just touched the corner of a hot pan so she wasn't too excited about the cookies at this point... More concerned about her burn.
I was curious to see how she would eat one of these... Cookie first or Chocolate. I should have known. She licked the chocolate right off before even a bite of the cookie! It put the cutest dot of chocolate on her chin that she could not reach with her tongue!
One more baking tradition...
On Christmas Eve we went to Grandmama's house so she could show Ella how to make cinnamon rolls! That was lots of fun too! She got to roll the dough and her new sprinkling skills came in very handy with the cinnamon.
Yes, of course, we had Oreo Cookie Pie too but Ella didn't get in on that one this year. Next year she can be in charge of smashing Oreos!

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