We pulled out the Christmas aprons and that was all it took to be inspired. 7:30 one night, Shelby looked up at me while putting on her apron and said, "Mom, can we cook something?" So out went Daddy to the grocery store to get some ready-made cookie dough.
This worked out great! I divided the dough and got her started.
Rolling and cutting was really fun. Getting her to be careful with the cut outs was a challenge. Here is our first tray ready for the oven.
She did an awesome job. We laughed and had the best time. Flour was everywhere and of course on her hands. She doesn't like her hands dirty. (Gee, I wonder where she got that from?) So we learned to wipe our hands on the apron.
The cookies cooled in no time and we then decorated them with some white icing. Now for the best part:
Great Job, Shelby Girl! The cookies were wonderful and you are the best little baker. Mama is so proud of you!!
The cookie dough we used was from Toll House and it came in a yellow tub. It was the perfect thing for an impatient 4 year old.