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Showing posts with label cookies. Show all posts

December 15, 2015

Celebrate the Holidays with Cookies and Win Netflix Subscription

Baking together is a tradition in our home. It is lots of fun to make our favourite cookies and cakes especially during the holidays. These treats come in handy when we have leisure conversations and watch Netflix. There are lots of shows and movies to cozy up and watch on Netflix this holiday! 

September 1, 2014

Win Nairns Oat Crackers and Cookies

Nairn's Oat Crackers and Cookies are available in Canada in seven delicious flavours, all made from wheat free recipes with whole grain oats. They are high in fibre and naturally energizing to keep us going throughout the day. They contain zero trans or hydrogenated fats, and no GM ingredients, artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. All their other products except the Scottish Cheese Oat Crackers are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

May 12, 2013

Edible tea party invitation from my children using their easy-bake oven

My daughter and son like pretend playing, and occasionally invite my husband and I to their pretend tea parties since they were little. When we join them, they get very excited.
For the first time during one of their tea parties, my husband and I were treated with milk and edible cookies my children made using their easy-bake oven. We enjoyed this party very much and loved how both our children were excited to make something special for us in their own little oven.

April 1, 2013

Cookies to celebrate spring

cookies for spring
We made these cookies to celebrate the arrival of spring. These soft, delicious cookies would be wonderful to take on our upcoming trips to the park.
These cookies are also easy enough for little ones to help make and give as gifts to grandma, mom and loved ones. Adding Callebaut Crispearls* to the cookies give it a slight crunch and adds colour. Callebaut Crispearls* are tiny toasted biscuit kernel coated with chocolate.

July 3, 2012

Shooting for the Stars party with American Girl McKenna

An American Girl: McKenna shoots for the stars arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on July 3,2012 at American Girl®retail stores, Wal-Mart and onlineThe film will also air on July 14, 2012 at 8pm/7pm central on NBC.
My children and I enjoyed watching this movie.  We made our favourite strawberry banana smoothie and star shaped butter cookies inspired by the movie.  

For the butter cookies, we need...
12 oz flour
a pinch of salt
8 oz butter chilled and cut into cubes
4 oz sugar

Mix the flour, salt and butter until it makes a breadcrumb like mixture.  Add the sugar and mix until it forms a dough.  I found having a wet hand helped making the dough, make sure not to wet the hands too much :)
Press the dough to 1/2" thickness.  Cut desired shapes and place it in a greased baking tray.  
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the cookies are golden in a preheated 400F oven.  Leave the cookies on a wire rack and let it cool before enjoying.  
Don't over bake as the bottom of the cookies will burn.  The cookies will harden once it cools.
This recipe is adapted from the Kids' cookbook.

After enjoying the movie and having our party, we talked about some good points that were raised in the movie.  
  • One situation is learning that there's nothing wrong with needing a little help.
  • Trying to do what is taught and taking risks carefully because my daughter likes trying some gymnastics tricks that could be very risky.
  • Talking about how reading should make sense and that we need to talk about it afterwards so we understand what we are reading.  Reading all types of literature is important, I try to make it a point that reading isn't just from books but it is everywhere.

Hope you enjoy making these butter cookies and watching American Girl McKenna.

Here is a synopsis of the movie.  This movie will keep children and adults engaged at the same time make us think.
McKenna is a determined and confident young gymnast who is trying to make the regional competitive gymnastics team.  She goes off track and is not able to keep up with school.  Her teacher suggests a tutor, however McKenna is embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favourite sport and forces her to concentrate on her studies.  The movie is about all the things that happen and everything she learns while recovering from her injury.

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December 28, 2011

Fairy cookie kit

Fairy cookie decorated by my daughter

This fairy cookie kit, from Me Myself and Us comes with sugar cookie mix, delicious royal icing, fancy decorating sugars, fairy and flower cookie cutters, 4 edible watercolour palettes and 4 brushes. The instructions on the box are simple to follow and there is a word search to do while waiting for the cookies.

For the sugar cookie mix, we added eggs, butter and flour. I found it was easier to press and flatten the dough instead of using the rolling pin. For the icing we added sugar and water. The watercolours and sugars made these cookies colourful.

Me Myself and Us products are delicious, fun, creative and educational. It teaches children language skills, measurement math, following instructions and painting.
This is a great idea for parties, play dates, rainy days and most importantly a fun family activity.
Check out reviews of their fabulous ice cream cone cupcakes and brownie kit as well. Thank you Me Myself and Us for giving us this opportunity and for the giveaways.

Flower cookie decorated by my son

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August 25, 2011

Banana cereal cookies

These cookies are made with the same recipe as the banana cereal muffins.

Bake the cookies 2" apart on a 375F preheated oven for 10 minutes. Test with a skewer in the middle of the cookie to make sure it is done. Don't over bake the cookies will be golden in colour. Keep in the baking sheet for 5 minutes before cooling in a wire rack.

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