For our February 3rd activity we made heart shaped Valentine cookies. I’ve been using an easy No-Chill cutout Sugar Cookie recipe for several years. When I’m ready to make cookies, I’m ready to make cookies. I hate to have to wait for the dough to sit in the fridge. This time I let each one help roll out and cut a portion of the dough.
Then after supper I gave each child a plate with a cookie, some frosting, and the sprinkles of their choice. I have found that right now this works much better than having them frost and decorate all the cookies at once. They love to decorate cookies, but are dying to eat one. They can decorate one every time we eat them. The best part? I don’t have to wonder which set of little grimy hands decorated the cookie I’m eating! Ha!
Some other activities we’ve done: Valentine Tree and Valentine Sticky Buns.
This post is linked to Valentine Sharing Time and Tips and Tricks Mondays and Raising Homemakers.
I know, I never like to wait for dough to chill either. Although I have had good success with making that type of dough, rolling it in wax paper, and sticking it in the freezer. It only takes a few minutes to defrost and slice into cookies. 🙂
Sissy Little says
I like that you don’t make them all at once, so its something new and fun every time. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!!
Kelly C says
So adorable! I’m stealing your idea and doing this with my crew!! 🙂
I love that you let them decorate and eat one at a time. I understand about the grimy fingers touching every single cookie!
I use dough that doesn’t have to be refrigerated too!! I agree, it takes too long and the kids just can’t wait that long 🙂 Enjoy your day 🙂
They look so yummy! I use the dough that doesn’t have to be refrigerated as well, I remember as a child, I hated waiting to bake the cookies!!
Love it! That is such a great idea! I LOVE sugar cookies, but I always burn them 🙁 I am loving your V-day posts!
That’s what I did today — made Valentine’s sugar cookies. Yummy!
The first kind of cookies I learned to make as a child were the drop kind–drop with a spoon and press with a fork–and I actually have favored those all my life. I guess they wouldn’t frost very well.
YUM! Only problem with this is that if it’s just there in the freezer waiting to be baked, I would eat my weight in them when the kids weren’t around. BUT it is a good idea. I’m too impatient to wait for dough to chill. Going to check out your recipe.
That’s fun for the kids and I think it would be a lot less stress for mom! Maybe we’ll give it a try this year.
Thanks for joining my party!
jodie (www.allgoodinmommyhood.com) says
Esther I’m with you, when I’m ready to make cookies – I’m ready to make cookies! love recipes that don’t need to chill in the fridge!