Granddaughter Dolphin (4-1/2) came for her weekly visit and she made some beautiful Valentine cookies. While I started the mixer for our old standby recipe for butter crisps, she waded through my big copper breadbox of vintage cookie cutters. She came up with three heart-shaped cutters and was soon rolling out dough and cutting cookies.
I helped her get the cookies onto a baking sheet and she was able to paint with an egg wash and decorate without any help from me this time. She was very discreet with the colored sugar and didn’t have mounds of the stuff on the cookies as she and her brother have done in the past.
She brought four buddies along with her – a stuffed cat named Ruby and 3 giraffes, all named Buford after the famous Civil War general and bought in Gettysburg.
The cookies were beautiful little Valentines when they were finished and Dolphin was very proud. She ate just one and took the rest home to her parents and big brother.