Doesn’t get much sweeter

Doesn’t get much sweeter

While Julian took a nice long nap yesterday, Ava and I spent some time in the kitchen together baking Snickerdoodles.

Ava did a great job rolling the dough into little balls (and a couple of snakes – the snakes burned by the way so you probably should avoid that if you make Snickerdoodles – LOL) and coating them with cinnamon and sugar.

Ava making snickerdoodles - 12/12/07 Ava making snickerdoodles - 12/12/07

At one point I mentioned what a good helper she is to me and she said, “Every time you make cookies, I will be your helper. Always, I will.” It was one of life’s sweet moments you never want to forget. Of course she followed it up with, “I’m getting a poopy hand!” as she covered her hand in the cinnamon/sugar mixture making her fingers brown. ;)

Despite their poopy brown hue, the cookies turned out quite tasty, but were harder than I expected. I wonder if it’s because I didn’t do any adjusting for high altitude. I’ll have to check into that. We kept a few for our family, but mostly wrapped them up for Jody’s coworkers.



  1. Your daughter is adorable. I’m looking forward to doing a little cookie baking with my own daughter tomorrow.

  2. Snickerdoodles are my most favorite cookies ever!! I can’t wait ’til my son is old enough to bake with me and not just want to be held so he can watch. How fun and such precious memories. :)

  3. Now you need to let her start cracking eggs (lol). Ava was a good helper to me, too, up in Estes Park when we made cut- out sugar cookies,a memory I will always treasure. Glad you had that moment with her. Cute pics of Ava. A boy and his blocks photos of Julian were precious. Good shooting, Amy.

  4. Yumm!! What fun!! You should try chocolate snickerdoodles…even yummier ;)

  5. Snickerdoodles are my all time personal favorite cookie, poopy hued and all!! What fun!

  6. awww.. it’s these little moments that you will always remember! i love baking with my kids. ava is too cute for words!

  7. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies too! And it’s funny, every time I mention them in a post, I get at least one comment (usually from a guy) saying “Snickerdoodles? That’s really what they are called?”-ha!

    I make Christmas Snickerdoodles by rolling the balls of dough in either red or green decorating sugar mixed with the cinnamon. Yum!

  8. It’s so much fun to get to do things with each invidual child. They say the darndest things and they are so sweet and appreciative of the time you spent with them!

  9. Oh, I love snickerdoodles! And that is the sweetest ever comment about always being your helper… wishing you a very merry holiday!

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