For Christmas this year, Stephanie bought Jack an Easy Bake Oven (a very modern version, mind you) and I bought him a Sesame Street cook book, filled with fun and easy cookies and muffins to make.
Jack's love for books opened the way to us sitting and looking at every page and every picture on Christmas day and that opened the door to making a bake date to start our cookie baking plan.
|Jacks job .. placing them on the sheet|
Now, I thought we were making cookie snakes when we started the day, but when I opened the recipe book to the right page, I was quickly corrected and directed to the cookie catepillar page. We had to make a chocolate cookie dough, refrigerate it overnight (very cruel to a kid) and then cut a million little chocolate circles.
|Jack taste testing every type of sprinkle|
It called for Nutella for the filling, and since we didn't have any of that, we make a chocolate chip and peanut butter melted spread to stick all the little circles together. Some eyeballs, some dinosaur feet sprinkles and other odd sprinkle decorations and the cookies were complete.
They didn't look much like the book, but good enough for our crowd.
When it was baked, we added chocolate spread to the top and then dumped sprinkle balls on the top of it.
After lunch, when it was time to eat the cookies, which one do you think Jack chose to eat..
Yup, Papa's heart cookie... with all the sprinkles
Missing from the plate above is the Heart cookie... we only thought to take a picture of these gems after we had eaten some!