Cookie Decorating

Since, as I stated in my previous post, the laundry and dishes will always be here, there are days when it wise to just ignore them for a bit in favor of doing something a little out of the ordinary…especially when that something brings your children so much happiness! You should have seen the kids’ faces when after school on Friday I announced that we were going to bake and then decorate sugar cookies. I believe “You are the best Mommy ever!” was the comment offered in response. High praise indeed!!

We had a great time all afternoon making a mess of the kitchen. The kids cut out pumpkins, bats, ghosts, and little cats in honor of the upcoming holiday. It was my very first attempt at creating decorating icing with egg whites – the children chose the colors for the various bags of icing, and much to our delight, it worked! The icing hardened beautifully after we piped and spread it on the yummy cookies (it was easy enough for the children to work with themselves), and held all our sprinkles, etc in place. Here is the recipe I used.

As you can see, we were all very proud of our tasty creations!


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