You all have seen us making and decorating cookies before. Clara, being 4(!!!!) is quite capable of cranking out 2 dozen perfect toy soldiers at a time. She is almost ready for rolling out the dough totally unassisted, thanks to the rolling pin that Grandpère made her. Her ability to control how much flour she uses, is kind of not there yet.
I told you yesterday my plan of making new kinds of cookies each year, and we did. But when making new things I find it's best not to take pictures that way I can just allude to the tragedies later without photographic proof. This year we tried vanilla crescents: which were awesome, delicious and we needed to make two batches because we *inhaled* the first one- recipe here. Also Molasses spice cookies, which are good and crispy but I think next year we'll try for a proper gingerbread instead.
My plan was to make (but not decorate) some traditional sugar cookies - we'd do the decorating later. We've made these cookies about 5 billion times, so when the Zone woke up early from her nap (we had just finished making the dough) I thought, what the heck, we'll forge ahead. What's the worst that could happen?
Oh boy did I underestimate how much that girl loves cookie dough.