December 22nd, 2017
Chance of Sprinkles
Today, our oldest daughter, Alyssa, and I played in the kitchen together. We made Savory Three Cheese Crackers and biscotti flavored with maple, brown sugar, pecans and homemade candied orange peel. We decided to make the dough for a slice and bake penguin cookie I saw in a Food Network email but decided to improvise a bit. Improvisation is one of my favorite things to do because it involves creativity. I added a bit of brown sugar to the dough and increased the vanilla extract. I went hunting about for the decorating details the recipe required like white and red chocolate melts, I found white and pink so pink. We read the assembly directions and Alyssa and I decided to veer off coarse again. Alyssa said, 'All those Japanese decorating online videos I watch are coming in handy Mom. I got this!' Alyssa rolled and pinched little orange beaks and feet. She made a channel down the middle of each roll and carefully began to create the beginning of a penguin face. Next, Alyssa made a dapper violet jacket and draped it over the penguin's shoulders. (We did not have black gel coloring called for in the recipe.) After we bake the little guys tomorrow we will dip the cooled treats in pink melts to create beanies. We think there will be a chance of sprinkles too.
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