Sunday, June 15, 2008

Cookie Fun


The kids, especially Malachi, have been begging me to make "Christmas cookies" otherwise known as sugar cookies. Making sugar cookies is a rarity in our house, which is why they are called "Christmas cookies". But, I finally gave in. After making them, I realized why we don't make them very often, because of the huge MESS! Not only does it dirty the counters and a ton of dishes, but the floor was covered in flour and little pieces of dough. And of course the kids somehow managed to get covered in flour and frosting. But, we all had a lot of fun and it is a was a great opportunity for a lot of cute pictures.


Here is a picture of Ellie, covered in flour. She figured that she wasn't quite as dirty as she would like to be, so she decided to climb on the counter so that she could become, fully, covered in flour.


As you can see from these pictures, the kids are in different clothing, that is because I decided to split our cookie fun into two days,the cutting and baking on one day and the frosting on the next. I did it this way, mainly, so that the mess could be two, not so huge, messes.


Don't they make it look like so much fun...

I know I am a horrible mom, I didn't notice that Ellie was sucking on the butter knife until after I had taken the picture, but I still thought it was a cute picture.

These cookie are so delicious, if you like soft sugar cookies, so I thought I would share the recipe just in case anyone was interested.


2 cubes margarine (don't use butter)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. baking powder
5 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt

directions: Cream margarine (softened), sugar, and eggs. Add the vanilla and the sour cream. Add all of the rest of the ingredients. Dough will be sticky, so roll out in little pieces. Flour your board well. Roll dough out 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick and then cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 10 minutes on an non-greased cookie sheet. (when I take them out they are cooked through but they aren't browned at all yet, but bake as you prefer). Cool, frost, and enjoy.


The Cooks said...

Oh my goodness your family is so cute. THREE kids that is great! This cookie post is so fun it looks like they had a blast. I am glad we found your blog from the Deans. You guys look great. I hope all is well.

Rachel Seren said...

Messy cookie days are some of my favorite. I like you have a hard time doing certain activities if I know there is a mess involved. But i am slowly getting over that! Slowly! :)

Courtenay said...

Looks like lots of fun! I'm with you on dreading the mess...but it always ends up worth it!

Dean Family said...

You are such a fun mom, can I come over sometime? Your kids are so cute!!

The Black Family said...

Hey! When are you coming into town? We want to have you down! This time the guys aren't allowed to go chill and watch basketball without us though...

Hey, tell the Deans to invite me to their blog! (It is for "INVITED" people only...apparently we aren't special enough) :)

Rachel said...

Your kids are so stinkin' cute! And that is the definition of a good mom, my dearest Annie! Doing something for your kids, even though you hate it, it creates more work, but your kids adore it, make memories and will remember it always! You guys are so cute.

Platt Family said...

You have got to be the funest mom! Your kids look like they are having so much fun! How hot is it up there? Oh, are you going to the class reunion?