Saturday, February 21, 2009

Valentine's Day

Caroline and I made sugar cookies for Valentine's Day! I had found a mix (gasp! the horror!) on sale at Kroger... an organic, whole grain mix (sighs of relief), which is why I got it - can't beat $1.29 for an organic cookie mix! So, we added butter and an egg and a bit of water, and we mixed it up.

The mix came with this little duck-shaped cookie cutter, and Caroline wanted the duck to help. So, here she and the duck press the heart-shaped cookie cutter down into the dough.

Then... two days later (blush), we finally got around to frosting them. I made a small batch of frosting using powdered sugar, butter, and a bit of milk and vanilla extract. I used grape juice concentrate to tint the frosting purple. Caroline practiced her fine motor skills by spreading the frosting on the cookies.

Aren't they pretty? You can tell which ones Caroline did!

So, that was our very basic celebration of Valentine's Day. And here is my very late post on it! ;)


Lisa said...

You are so creative in the things you do with your daughter! Good for you! :-)

mel said...

You're such a good mom, always trying to eat healthily even with treats. We eat so much junk here, lol...