Yes. Nothing short of amazing. However, I’ve never baked any on my own! I tend to stick with making cookies from scratch because they not only taste better, but are so satisfying to make. I decided since I’ve been super busy with Christmas stuff lately that I’d just make a box of Trader Joe’s sugar cookies (I also wanted to try out my Ikea cookie cutters).
I decided that I really wanted to let Oliver help me like how I used to help my mom. I thought it would be a good opportunity to practice patience for both of us (me not getting upset by the mess and Oliver having to wait to eat the cookies).
First frustration that arose was that the dough was so sticky and wouldn’t roll out! Finally I got it flat enough, ugh. Oliver was great at helping press the cookie cutters in but some were breaking apart when I transferred them to the baking sheet.
Then he started eating the dough (yuckkkk) and wouldn’t stop so he got kicked out. :( Poor Ollie got so upset. I had to try and roll out the second half of the dough so after reminding him (and me) to be patient, he retreated off somewhere and was silent while I finished. I went to check on him and he was playing on the iPad. Coolio.
So, I finished baking them and invited O back to help me decorate them!
Ate a little, decorated a little. It worked out kinda!
He felt included and I felt I had been compliant enough. Oliver kept calling the moose a cow (“moooo”), bit the leg and dumped all the sprinkles on it. Guess that one is his favorite. Next time, I’m just gonna stick to making them from scratch even though the TJ’s one included sprinkles and icing that didn’t use confectioner’s! Look up what confectioner’s glaze is if you don’t know already (yuckkk). Yay, cookies! Yay, us!