Friday, March 16, 2012

BAKING COOKIES

This might be a very long post because we had a very long afternoon yesterday and took lots of pictures.

We've been wanting to try our new cookie cutters for the longest time but Mom keeps saying the kitchen isn't a safe place for bears or it's too small for all of us to fit in at the same time and a whole bunch of other dumb excuses. We told her if she didn't help us bake cookies we were going to ask Mrs. Claus if she would help us. That's all it took to get Mom to agree to bake cookies with us. She'd hate to have Mrs. Claus think she couldn't manage to teach two very grown up and responsible bears such as we two to bake cookies. It's not like it's really hard to do or anything, right?

We got the recipe box out of the drawer and found the cards for the cookies we wanted to make.


We're going to be making gingerbread boys using Mrs. Claus' recipe and sugar cookies using Mom's recipe. Mom said we had to assemble the ingredients first. So While we read from the cards Mom started taking things from the pantry and cupboard.

After everything was out on the table and Mom was getting out the cookie sheets and bowls we double checked to see if we had everything we needed.

Shortening?
     Check.
Butter?
     Check.
Vanilla?
     Check.
Allspice?
     Check.
Ginger?
     Check.
Cinnamon?
     Check.
Cloves?
     Check. 
Dark molasses? 

Bellamine, I asked if we have dark molasses.



"Hey Mom, the gingerbread boys recipe says we need something called dark mole asses and I don't see any. Did you forget to get out the dark mole asses? What are dark mole asses anyway?"

"I know the recipe calls for dark molasses but I substitute honey and brown sugar, that's why I sat the honey out."

"Good, cause we don't like any mole asses in our cookies. Do we Wendy?"

"Bellamine, it's molasses not mole asses."

"That's what I said. Mole asses."
 


Here are our cookie cutters. We're going to use the little gingerbread boy cookie cutter not the big one. We just put the big one out so you could see the difference. The big one is the one Mom uses when she makes gingerbread boys at Christmas. The other cookie cutter we're going to be using is the shamrock. It's the one Mom got for us when we told her we wanted a shamrock cookie cutter and we forgot to tell her it we wanted a small one. Now we know to be more precise when we ask her for something.



The recipe for the gingerbread boys calls for 7 cups of flour and Mom says we're going to make a half batch cause we're making sugar cookies too.

We decided to make the sugar cookies first. We measured the ingredients with special cups and spoons. We wore our aprons to keep from getting flour and stuff all over ourselves. We hardly spilled any of the ingredients on the floor. The butter doesn't count cause it wasn't our fault. It was Mom who left it too close to the edge of the counter and the egg was just an accident and not Bellamine's fault.

"Eggs are hard to hold on to cause they're so smooth and round and really big and slippery. I should have let Mom do the egg. Next time I'm staying away from the eggs."



We decided to decorate the shamrocks two different ways for those who like frosting and some with green sugar sprinkle for those who don't like frosting. We got tired of making shamrocks and Mom said she'd finish the rest of them up tomorrow. We really wanted to get started on the gingerbread boys.

There we were again, measuring and then mixing.  The dough had to go in the fridge to chill so Mom said it was a good time to start cleaning up our mess and washing the cookie sheets and bowls. We told her we would let her do that part but she said it was all part of baking and we had to learn that part too. We told her she is always saying the kitchen is too small for all of us and she said we'd have to manage cause we were all going to do the clean up.

Bellamine didn't mean to drop the bowl, it was just an accident. 

"Bowls are hard to hold on to cause they're smooth and round and really big and slippery. Maybe next time Mom will wash and dry the bowl."


We worked on the gingerbread boys for a beary long time and then we got to share a plate full of cookies with glasses of nice cold milk while Mom cleaned up the kitchen. She said we'd done enough for one day. These are the best cookies we ever had and we made them all by ourselves with only a little help from Mom. We all ate more cookies while we watched our movie. Every bear said we really make good cookies and that maybe next time we bake we can maybe bake some honey muffins or cakes. Sounds like a good idea to us.

Now we're going to have a few of our cookies and some cocoa while we go see what our friends blogged about for Funny Friday.

If any of our friends want the recipes we used for the cookies just let us know and we'll have Mom send you the recipes. We're sure she won't mind.

Hugs,
Bellamine & Wendy

12 comments:

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Bellamine & Wendy,

Yup....there are "mole asses" in our pantry too. Go figure...

Your cookies look so yummy, you are quite the bakers. Maybe Mrs. Claus will let you help her at Christmas. Bet she wouldn't complain if an egg rolled off the counter or a bowl "slipped".

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Kays Kids said...

Bellamine and Wendy, I would NEVER EVER put Mole Asses in Biscuits, YUk, Yukkerty, yuk. I'm so glad your Mom, put honey. To bad about the egg. Do you have a dog you can call in to lick up the mess.
I would love to have a taste of the bickies. You must both be worn out.
Hugs Wilbur.

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

What a perfect way to start the day!!!

I loved reading about Bellamine & Wendy's adventures in baking..
The cookies look so delicious!!

I hope you ALL have a wonderful and adventurous weekend :)

Love,
~Diane

Ascension said...

Que fantasticas galletas.
Feliz fin de semana
besitos ascension

orchid said...

Dearest Bellamine & Wendy♪♪♪
Oh, what a big baking work you two engaged in and happy to know that mom helped you (a little) p;)
I didn't know what molasses means in your recipe which wasn't used.
Well, you are so pretty eating yummy cookies. But mom might have needed a help for cleaning guys, haha.
Well, anyway congratulations on your good job!!!
Blessing to you two♡♡♡ Miyako*

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Oh goodness! mole asses??? well it's a good thing your mom used brown sugar and honey instead.

It looks like you guys baked some very yummy cookies. We can hardly wait till you make honey cakes.

I hope mom is letting you rest today. I know you must be exhausted.


Hugs
Blossom

Sissy can't leave any comments today because she is on major time out!!

The Bear's Blog said...

Miss Maddyrose,

My bunny arrived in the mail, oh, she is so bee-u-tee-ful, I just love her. And the little bear that you made for me - I love her so much, and the bowl fillers - it's like springtime Christmas here. On Friday I will have pictures of all these wonderful prezzies. And the box was addressed to ME! Yippee.

Thank you so beary much.

Love,
Prudence

Katy Cameron said...

Oh man, you don't want furry brown bums in your cookies - blech! Your cookies look yummy though, hmm, LT made some cake pops a while back, maybe we can sneak some out of the freezer later and munch on them while watching a film...

Hugs

The Clan and Jack

PEA said...

Hiya Bellamine & Wendy,

Wow, you two sure were busy in the kitchen and we think your cookies sure turned out so pretty! Hmmmm, we don't know if our mama uses mole asses in her recipes, we'll have to ask her. We sure hope not, they sound disgusting! *giggle* We swear the eggs do it on purpose to roll off the counter when we help Mama Pea bake, it never misses.

Sure wish we could go over to have some of those cookies with you:-) Lots of hugs, Misty & Tiffany xoxoxo

Maggie said...

Dark mole asses!!! What an awful ingredient, are you sure that's what the recipe says? That doesn't sound good at all, not even light mole asses sounds good. My kitties will eat mice, but they don't even like moles at all, not even their heads!~

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Bellamine and Wendy:
What fun, making cookies with Mom. And you did such an excellent job on both batches. It's hard work cleaning up, isn't it?
Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs,
Susan

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

What a fun post! I love all of your Friday fun with Bellamine and Wendy. And, I will forever think of you and mole asses when I cook with molasses. LOL