Friday, 16 December 2011

100 days to Christmas | making magical memories

linking up with Kate at Puddles and Gumboots for making magical memories


I had a crazy idea last weekend with the scouts - I decided that we'd make a gingerbread house. At least, that was the plan until I realised how many kids were present. We ended up making the dough together, then I cut stars and baked them for our parents morning tea. But it gave me the idea to try baking and icing gingerbread with the kids at home. (yeah, I know, I've been told.)


I used the Queen Royal Icing (I found that it needed more water than the instructions to get a spreadable consistency for the kids), and let them loose.


Riley enjoyed licking the icing off the biscuits, more than decorating them.


Douglas took a lot of time and care with his.


Chloe spent too much time worry about everyone else.


Natalie and Caiden had a ball.


Lana made the most, but didn't really like them.

Next week, we might try some ornaments.

Do you decorate cookies at Christmas time?

4 comments:

  1. we usually do cookies OR house but not both - this year i stupidly tried the house and it was an epic fail! next year back to cookies!

    Deb @ home life simplified

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  2. I bake lots of cookies this time of year, but not really the kind that need decorating. This certainly looks like fun - I really like the bright colors of the icing!

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  3. I made an overabundance of cookies this year for family and friends... and still more to go! I'm almost cookie-d out... BUT this year I tried my first gingerbread house and even tried to write out the recipe! They actually worked! They were mini ones but still ;) You can see them here http://sewsweethandmade.blogspot.com/2011/12/itty-bitty-ginger-bread-house-recipe.html if you like :) Also you are very brave for having so many children around so much sugar hehe

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  4. I haven't tried decorating cookies with my little guy yet, but every year I do some with my 6 year old niece. I look forward to it every Christmas :)

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