Thursday, August 21, 2008

Author Fiesta-Tasha Tudor-Christmas Cookies

This month's author, Tasha Tudor, greatly enjoyed Christmas as seen in many of her books. The joy she found in Christmas is also very evident in the biographical video, Take Peace-A Corgi Cottage Christmas.

Her Christmas themed books always show the many old fashioned traditions that she enjoyed as a child and, later, with her own children.

One tradition that is portrayed in all her Christmas books is making Christmas cookies.

So what better activity for a hot summer day. Make Christmas cookies, listen to Christmas carols, and read aloud Tasha Tudor's Christmas books.
(The themometer is misleading, the predicted high today is only 85 degrees, this thermometer is in the direct sun-bt I liked the picture)

I decided that it would be fun for the kids to paint the cookies today. We make "paint" by using egg yolk and Wilton frosting food coloring. It makes very bright colors.

Everyone got busy stirring--my kids seem to love stirring.
Becky made the dough last night. This saved a lot of time and frustration for the morning activity. Mark and Grace cut out a few cookies, but then Becky took over and finished up the rest. We just handed out new cookies when the littles finished with the one they were working on.
"painting" busily
I guess you need to always be armed when you are making Christmas cookies in August.
Luke did a great job!

We paint them and then sprinkle with sugar.
a gingerbread man
ready for the oven
Mark make "Corgi Cottage" from Lincoln Logs for our lovely display.
Yummy! Yummy!


Rhonda said...

Everything looks so wonderful. I love the little setting with the cottage made from the logs. What a great idea and great way to spend a hot summer day1

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

What a lovely way to celebrate! -CS ^..^

Eventum said...

how do you do paint those cookies ????????????

Eventum said...

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