"Yeah, that's my shark-shaped cookie cutter... nothing says 'Happy Holidays' like a streamlined profile behind a mouth full of sharp teeth. I baked them, with love, for you."
The two cookie shapes Ronan seemed to love to use were a shark (we are still scratching our heads as to where we even found that cutter in the first place) and an airplane. If we had a motorcycle, car, or train I'm sure those would also be be on his list of favorites.
Cutting cookies from the rolled dough
Done with the dough, Ronan looks for something (someone?) else to use the rolling pin on
Ronan did an excellent job with the cookie making- very few attempts at eating the raw dough and no (measurable) tantrums the entire time.
A happy baker with Mom, sporting a pink mustache with a batch of cookies ready for baking
Checking in on the baking process, making sure the cookies don't burn
He was fully involved in every step of the process- from mixing the ingredients in the KitchenAid all the way to transferring the cookies on to cooling racks. He even sampled the cookies to make sure they were edible (with mixed results). His favorite part of the process was rolling of the dough and cutting the cookies- it was the most 'hands-on' and the flour made things nice and messy.
Always wise to have someone else test the cookie quality first
We had a great time doing it- hopefully next year we will be more productive with our efforts!