Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Cookies with the Kids

2011 seems to be speeding by. Easter is late this year, but still has managed to sneak up on me. For some reason it has just taken me by surprise that it is time for dyeing eggs,  pretty pastel baskets and egg hunts.

This weekend we started off our Easter fun with a trip to the George Bush Library Easter Egg Hunt. If you ever happen to be in Central Texas on the weekend when they do this you should definitely check it out. They have lots of games and activities for the kids including a huge Easter egg hunt and a visit from the bunny himself. It's tons of fun and a great way to kick off the Easter celebrations.


The next day we decided to make some Easter candy necklaces. It was a cute kit that I picked up at the grocery store and the kids had fun stringing the beads and of course eating the necklaces as soon as they were done.
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We also made some cut out cookies. This has been family tradition for ages. I remember my mom sitting with my nieces and nephews and making cookies years ago. We make cutout cookies for all holidays and sometimes, just because we feel like it. This time, I decided to cheat and buy a roll of sugar cookie dough. BIG MISTAKE! I really should  have made our dough. The tube of dough was too loose and the cookies did not retain their shape. The kids ended up decorating random cookie blobs, but they had fun and loved eating them.

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To check out more ways to have fun with your kids in the kitchen, check out The Kids Cook Monday.

5 comments:

Big Fat Gini said...

I need to start an Easter tradition with the boys. We didn't really have any growing up, other than the normal Easter basket/egg hunt thing Easter morning, followed by church and a huge dinner at our house with family and friends. I only wish I could bake. ;O)

Brandie said...

Nothing wrong with decorating big fat blobs of cookies...LOL.
I'm sure they still loved it all!! Such a good tradition!

Happy When Not Hungry said...

What a great tradition to start with your kids! Beautiful cookies :-)

Lizzy said...

I know I'd be the only one disappointed in cookie blobs. As long as there was frosting involved, the family would gobble these right up. What a fun Easter tradition :)

Jill@MadAboutMacarons said...

They looked like they were having a fantastic time. Now that is a great tradition that they will never forget!