Tonight is boys night, so the guys are over.  One of Keith's friends brought his 5-year old daughter, Gracie, with him until his wife was able to pick her up.  By the time I got home, they had already had dinner (there was a leftover pork chop for me - yeah!) and they were watching Megamind.  When it was over, I thought it would be nice to do something fun with her and I have had this bag of m&ms sitting around for a few days, so made some cookies and had Gracie help decorate them.  They're pretty good!  I used an m&m cookie recipe I found online.  I made a couple of changes:
  • I was low on brown sugar, so used 1/2 c. brown sugar and about 3/4 c. white sugar
  • Since I wasn't mixing in the m&ms, I mixed in some mini chocolate chips and let Gracie put the m&ms on top
She did a great job!

At the end, I just made the last of it into two big cookies - and she wanted to take them home, but they weren't baked yet... so I told her I'd send at least one of them home with her dad.  Maybe I'll send both.  Maybe I'll keep one for me. :)

What are some fun things you like to make with kids?

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  1. Looks good. Just missing a pic of Gracie helping you. I am trying to post the new way. MOM

  2. Glad to see it worked, Mom! Was it easier so you didn't have to click so many times?

  3. Those look so cheerful and bright. M&M cookies always caught my eye when I was a kid. I'd like to invite you to come by this weekend and link your pretty cookies up to Sweets for a Saturday #12.

  4. Thanks, Lisa. I'll try to stop by this weekend. :)

  5. They look great! My kids loved cookies with M&M's! Bet Gracie had a great time.

  6. yum! Looks good and I am sure little Gracie was so glad you spent time with her.


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