Cookie making with kids is not for the faint of heart, y’all. The flour on the walls, the sprinkles in your hair, the buttery fingers all over your bar stools, the stopping every five minutes to wash multiple sets of hands. It’s a mess. It takes a lot longer than just baking cookies on your own. But the time together with the littles in the kitchen is sooo worth it! For this New Year’s holiday, the girls and I made New Year cookies.
Usually, we make Christmas cookies to drop off to the neighbors before Christmas or we make cinnamon rolls to drop off to neighbors for New Year’s Day.
Last summer, I bought some cookie cutters with number shapes at Walmart and thought they would be cute for New Year cookies.
Because we only needed five cookies per gift, we were able to make a lot of gifts (12!) from one batch of cookies. For our cookies, we used our butter cookie recipe. It is our go-to cookie recipe. I call them butter cookies because so much butter is used. Some might refer to them as sugar cookies.
As for packaging, we placed the four number cookies and a star on a plain paper plate. We dressed ours up with some leftover paper shreds from Christmas. We could have gotten more fancy with the packaging. Since the girls were helping, we kept it simple.
We are blessed with some really great neighbors, and we like to show our appreciation. As far as neighbors go, we have some of the best!
For 2017, my blogging goal was to venture more into simple video with our Cooking with Kids series. We kicked off the first video attempt of 2017 with this New Year cookies recipe.
The cookies may not be shaped and decorated to bakery perfection, but they were made with a whole lotta love and enthusiasm! The girls had a blast delivering the cookies to our neighbor’s homes. I think it is kind of perfect to drop off treats to neighbors for New Year’s rather than Christmas since so many of us are blessed with an (over)abundance of goodies at Christmas. A week later, and most of us are ready for another treat.
Happy New Year to all of you! I’ll leave you with my favorite New Year’s quote of all time…
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah Winfrey