In the morning I rolled out the dough and showed Adriana how to cut out shapes:
All the best chefs wear hats when they cook.
And after her nap, I turned Adriana loose with a bowl of frosting and some colored sprinkles:
In the end I learned several things:
- If you start nibbling bits of cookie dough when you think the toddler isn't looking, the toddler will start nibbling bits of cookie dough when she thinks you aren't looking.
- If you leave cookies on racks to cool and those racks are too near the edge of the counter, you may find small bites taking out of a few of them when you come back to do the decorating.
- Nonpareils are round. Which means that when they spill, they ROLL. Stick with the colored sugar for sprinkles.
- Old people (you know, like thirty-year-olds) are such freakin' conformists. Who says you are supposed to frost the puffy, light-colored side of the cookie? What's wrong with frosting the pan side? For that matter, what's wrong with frosting both sides?
- Why yes, it does make a mess. And it is so totally worth it.