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I grew up in a village of 500 people and now live in a beach town of 10 000. Wife to Jeff, Mama to Makenna and Jack. This is my place to share what's up with us, and the place where I sometimes need to pour my heart out about the not so sunshiney moments. This is my happy place. Thanks for stopping by :) Copyright 2012 by Melissa Wormington, that no part of this blog may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, without permission from the publisher.
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Jeff, Makenna, Jack and Melissa. Spring 2012. Photo credit: Tricia Denomme/Hope Photography

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Kids in my Kitchen: Cookies for a Rainy Day

"The Kids in my Kitchen" is part of an ongoing series where I blog a recipe the kids and I made together. Why do I think it's important for my kids to be in my kitchen with me? Read this.

10:00am this morning...

Hey, at least it's not snow, right? A day like this calls for some "Rainy Day Cookies"!

Make sugar cookie dough - homemade or a store mix.

Roll out the dough.

Use cups/glasses to cut circles out of the dough

Cut each circle in half

And then use your fingers to create a scalloped edge along the flat edge of each half.

When you get down to the end of the dough cut out raindrop shapes. Or just form them with your hands.

Bake the cookies according to directions. We did ours for 8 mins at 375F

Cool completely.

Assemble your icing (storebought or homemade) and food colouring to tint icing to desired colours. I got this icing for free this week. It was on sale at Walmart for $1.00 and I had this coupon!

Divide icing into various bowls

And add food colourings

We chose purple, black, red and yellow.

Ice your cookies!

For a more decorative look, pipe horizontal lines of white icing across the cookie

And drag a toothpick vertically through it, from one end to the other, across the cookie.

Now, the recipe I was going from used lollipop sticks found in craft stores, to make these into "cookie lollipops". I didn't have any of those sticks.

The next step is to get some bendable straws

Cut them down so you still have the "bendy" part, and fold it over so it makes a "J shape"

If you did use the lollipop sticks, you would slide the straw over the stick. In our case I just tucked the end of the straw in behind the cookie, just to make it look cute.

And by the time we were done, the rain was done too!