Parenting is funny (sometimes funny-ha-ha … more often funny-peculiar). You never know what your kids are going to remember. One day on a Christmas shopping expedition, my daughter said, "But aren't we going to go to Target and get popcorn?" Although we had done this many times, I hadn't realized that was such a strong memory for her. And it kind of made me go, "Awwww …"
I have vivid memories of my mother making Christmas pies. She would give me the leftover pie crust dough and I would take my very own tiny set of animal cookie cutters and make little cinnamon-sugar treats. I love that memory so much! The smell of the baking pies … the feel of my little metal cutters … the sound of my mom's cookie spatula taking my creations off the trays.
Decorating holiday cut-out cookies is a memory for lots of us, but I fear that with our fast-paced lives and store-bought cookies, too many of our kids are going without some of those homey, hands-on, kitchen memories.
So check out our video for simple cut-out cookies. This dough is so incredibly easy to handle – it's perfect for little-kid hands. Go ahead … make a memory!