Internets, I have a confession to make. Where all things cooking are concerned, I’m not always the most pleasant kitchen companion. Especially if my kids are involved. Their imaginative minds and light hearts just don’t pair well with my need to have everything just so. So, holiday baking in my house? Well, fun isn’t the word that comes to mind.
But recently, I’ve realized that I just need to chill. When I’m cooking for a big project or shooting a recipe for a blog post, I try to keep my cool as hungry little fingers grab at my edible subject matter. But when it’s not work related, I’ve been doing my best to let go and make sure my kids get to have some kitchen fun too. And now that we’re in the middle of holiday cookie season, I thought it was high time they learned the tricks of the trade. So the other day, with a kid-imposed emphasis on heavy sprinkle application, my two daughters and I made some Christmas cookies. They may not have been the flakiest things around, but I’d like to think you could definitely taste the love. And the sprinkles (did I mention those?).
So this holiday season, harness your inner child and make a few batches of cookies with the kids. Start with a forgiving, well-chilled dough, set out plenty of cookie cutters, colored sugars, and decorative sprinkles, and bake up a little bit of (delicious) holiday fun. Head below for an inside look at our family’s baking adventure.
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