Friday, February 11, 2011

valentine cookies

Yesterday I had such fun making special peppermint valentine cookies with Little Man. The fact that he is getting to be such a tidy and dependable helper combined with his charming humor and fresh perspective make him a truly enjoyable baking buddy.

Unfortunately I didn't snap any photos of him crushing the peppermints into cookie-sized chunks with a hammer; I was too busy keeping an eye on nearby fingers and surroundings. It was sure cute, though!

Of course we had to cut the cookies into heart shapes...
and arrange them carefully on the cookie sheet.
Look good? It gets better!
I was a little concerned about the mess of chocolate drizzling with a three-year-old, but Little Man was actually tidier about it than I was! Of course, though, if it hadn't been for me, the cookies on the edges would have had a very scanty amount of chocolate drizzles, and that would have been unthinkable! ; )

We finished our valentine cookies with a sprinkle of red sugar.



~ae said...

...and they lived happily ever after! The Beginning.

Debi said...

Oh my... yummy! My grandson is three and I love baking with him. They are so fun at that age!

Katie said...

Ooo, those cookies look so good :). I love peppermint cookies. Oh and your photo booth pics with your hubs were so fun!

Kristena said...

Those look amazing! Chocolate and peppermint are a match made in heaven. Our family usually OD's on that combination at Christmastime. :)