Saturday, April 13, 2013

Craft Day and Hot Dog Cookies



I am the lucky Aunt to several cute little gals. We enjoy getting together for a craft day. It was Spring Break so the timing was perfect, we had a whole afternoon to enjoy. Luckily Candise was in town so I had help--help is always good when it is 6 to 1!
We started the day by making collages. We scoured the craft section at Walmart and found plenty of choices. Half sheets of white core board provided the canvas, tacky glue was thick enough to hold things in place. After a few minutes of inspiration the girls were ready to create, and creat they did! I was impressed with their creativity and thier ablilty to stick to a task.



While the collages dried and the little girls played Rachel and Mandy--both budding bakers were game for making 'Hot Dog' cookies. I had the dough made and the girls created. I saw the cookies on Erin's Blog, Making Memories...One Fun Thing After Another. It is part of her blog header and every time I open her blog I had to smile--hot dog cookies!
The girls had fun and the 'hot dogs' were really just yummy butter cookies with 'ketchup' and 'mustard' frosting! Check Erin's Blog for the complete recipe.
We had a great afternoon and left with the promise together again soon.

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14 comments:

Nedra said...

Those Hot Dog cookies are too funny. And you always have the coolest family things going on.

Erin said...

Cindy, I love the collages you all made! How fun are those! (And your nieces are adorable!) You are so lucky to be able to have craft days with them. My only niece lives in Chicago - too far away!

Your hot dog cookies look wonderfully delicious! So glad you liked them and they turned out great! Thanks for linking to me!

Mary said...

You are a good aunt! What wonderful memories you are making for your nieces. It sounds like a good time was had by all. I hope your weekend is off to a great start. Blessings...Mary

Liz Berg said...

You are such a fun aunt! I just have nephews...and I can't see them wanting to bake. Eat, yes; bake, not so much :) Cute cookies!

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh! you would be my daughters dream come true! we had a craft room when they were young (they are 22, 24 and 25 now) and they would spend hrs crafting...and that talent has served them well all though college and then even in their jobs!!!
but never made cookies that looked that good.

Amber said...

So fun mom!! Doesn't Mandy look like a mini Gordon or what!? Wish Maya was there for the fun!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, what cute nieces you have and your post is utterly adorable. I love the crafts that you and the girls made but the cookies are also a pure delight - my kids would definitely adore these - what a wonderful day you all must had had! Now you made me smile!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Cakelaw said...

Love the crafts and the adorable hot dog cookies. I wish I had more time for craft.

Michelle Muse said...

What a fun aunt your are! Thank you for your comment on my blog.I have missed people like you! I will keep you posted on my kitchen remodel. Im so excited to have a project going! Your hot dog cookies are the best! Thank you again for stopping by. Are you on facebook? Im on there all the time:)

Debra Eliotseats said...

How fun it is to do crafts with nieces, nephews or other kids. I will have to pin these cookies for the next time I have the kids over too.

Danelle M said...

These are almost too cute to eat! I shared your cinnamon biscones today on my blog. They were awesome! I can't wait to convert different scone recipes into biscones!

Katrina said...

What fun cookies! I know a few boys who would love to make them. Fun crafts, too. My 9 yo LOVES crafts!

Sue said...

What a fun Auntie you are!

Amber Brady said...

How adorable are those! I love them! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #14.

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com