So we made cookies over the course of two days. Best results for sugar cookies, in my experience, is when you make them over the course of a couple of days. You make the dough early in the first day, then bake the cookies later that day after a nice long chill. THEN you let the cookies cool in a bag overnight. The do a frosting activity. Making, and cutting, and baking, and decorating in the same day is just too much.
So Tuesday morning, Lucas and I made the cookie dough. He is really getting helpful with things. He cracked the eggs, he scooped and measured out all the flour, and here he is mixing the dry ingredients.
He is of course the BEST at licking the spoons when we are done with them.
Once I had dinner all going (I made taco soup, it was thickening on the stove) Karl came up and we rolled out and cut the cookies out.
I of course have a set of cookie cutters for every season, and here are our fun Halloween set. Bats, pumpkins, cats, ghosts, and grave stones, and those are just the ones we used.
Mirah made a “witches finger”
Lucas is great at cutting cookies, but bad a picking the most efficient spots to cut his cookies. Karl was there to help him.
This little band of bakers made fast work of that.
As our last sheet of cookies coasted in, we sat down to dinner of taco soup in bread bowls. A special fall treat.
We baked the cookies Tuesday evening. CUT to Thursday evening and we were having chicken pot pie for dinner (Another Fall Fun Meal) I made it myself.
Before dinner, Mirah and I made the frosting together. Then after dinner we all sat together, pick the colors, and got our millions of sprinkles out.
Luna had actually EATEN a whole bag of our baked cookies off of the counter (AHHHHH) so we didn’t have TONS, but we had enough for each of us to make as many as we liked. So it worked out.
Mirah made her Kitty Cat.
Lucas his pumpkin.
And then the evening began. We listened to Halloween music, and laughed at each other’s cookies.
Karl as always pushed the boundaries of what sugar cookies could be.
Here is one he did of what my pumpkin looks like today, now that it has melted and become a puddle of shrunken pumpkin.
Here are some of my efforts.
Trying to get a picture, that light above my head was just not cooperating
For the first time we had pre made frosting bags, left over from the witches fingers and other things, and Lucas had a blast using those. Mirah kept it simple at first.
By the end of the night things started to get messy, and baths were in order.
A strong showing of some silly cookies.