Baking Christmas cookies with the kids
The winter Holiday Season is magical for many families. It’s a time to get together, celebrate and honour family traditions. Baking Christmas cookies with the kids is a favourite for many families. Not only do the little ones get to play with food, but it’s also a great bonding experience for everybody!
A baking experience
This family’s photo session was a short story planned ahead of time. I had even provided a shortbread cookie recipe tried and tested with my own family. But things didn’t go quite as expected!
As I entered their house, I could feel the excitement and joy that come with the Holidays. The kids were getting antsy, wondering when their mom and baby sister would join them to start making the cookies. The dough was ready on the counter and the kitchen tools were all set: rolling pins, cookie cutters, knives, baking sheets…
When everybody began to work, the oldest children were very concentrated on rolling the dough and making it as flat as possible. It was no easy task. The dough kept crumbling and falling apart. I wondered why because it was fine when I made the cookies with my own kids. Nonetheless, the two youngest ones made the most of it! They ate or played with it as if it were edible play dough.
In the end, they did have to modify the recipe in order to make actual cookies! We figured it might have been because they used whole wheat flour instead of white flour. Sometimes, healthier choices don’t always turn out as anticipated…
Overall, the cookie making experience was a success! Every member of the family had a lot of fun making, decorating and eating the cookies! When we got together again for their ordering appointment, they picked some of their favourite photos to order a beautiful storytelling Christmas card and a few prints to display in their home.
Is baking Christmas cookies with the kids one of your holiday traditions?
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I'm Marie-Pierre, an easygoing mother of two and a documentary family photographer. I believe we can all learn and grow from other people's experiences. Real life stories help us relate to each other, open our minds and feel better about ourselves.
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