Monday, March 5, 2012

Cookie Baking Night 03/05/12

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Emily, Ethan, and Carissa. We made candy treats using Hershey Hugs, pretzels, and M&Ms. Here's how:

First, unwrap the Hugs (I highly encourage cookie projects with little kids that involve unwrapping candy-takes a long time, and they feel quite accomplished in the end).

Next, line up pretzels (square or twists) on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.

Then place a hug or kiss (chocolate candy) on top of each pretzel and place in a slow oven (200 degrees) for 5-6 minutes, just until the candy is "melty".

Next, place an M&M on top of each chocolate covered pretzel and gently press down.

We tried out the newest M&M flavors tonight, mint and raspberry, dark chocolate (we highly recommend these, and the mint seemed to be slightly more popular than the raspberry).

Let cool (I usually place them in the refrigerator for a few minutes), and you have yourself a tasty little treat.

We also read from Leading Little Ones to God by Marian Schoolland. Tonight we read lesson 64: "God's Children Look for What is Coming" and Emily read 1 John 3:1-3 for us from the Bible. Good discussion involving what it means to be a Christian and what can be expected from living life as a Christian came out of tonight's lesson. This book has been well worth the read. I'm very glad we've been systematically working through it (and at one lesson every other week, we've been in the book for about three years now).

We also managed to squeeze in a few rounds of Mickey Mouse Uno. As usual, a fun time was had by all.

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