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Les Petits Chefs decorate cookies for the holidays with Adell Shneer

Kids decorating cookies for the holidays with Adell Shneer on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Adell Shneer of Art to Eat Cookies back to the school (some of you may remember the spectacular cookies the boys have decorated with her, twice, the cheese blintzes, pad Thai or the soup and linguine that Adell has made with the boys or one of the two sessions she has helped me lead for Food Revolution Day). She loves working with the boys and I knew the plan she had for them this week was pretty special!

Adell Shneer showing kids how to decorate holiday cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comWe had a smallish crew of boys this week, losing a few to basketball, but there was no less enthusiasm in the room.  Again, Adell went over colour theory with the boys just quickly before she let them colour their royal icing…

Mixing Royal Icing with Adell ShneerAnd before even all the colours had been mixed, some boys were getting started on the decorating portion of the class. Can I just say that a class where 9-11 year old boys spend 45 minutes decorating 3 cookies is pretty awesome? For so many reasons!

Working with royal icing on eatlivetravelwrite.comKids decorating with royal icing on eatlivetravelwrite.comKids decorating holiday cookies with Adell Shneer on eatlivetravelwrite.comI always marvel at the concentration the boys display when they are decorating cookies…

Kids concentration on decorating cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comDecorating cookies with Adell Shneer on eatlivetravelwrite.comConcentrating on decorating cookies with Adell Shneer on eatlivetravelwrite.comI honestly think that I need to incorporate more cookie decorating into my curriculum…

Kids decorating holiday cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comNot so much fun was the washing up (but it was pretty!)

Royal icing washing up on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd you’ll have noticed some dirty hands in these photos as well. Even Adell left the school with red-stained hands. It looked a little gruesome but as I told the boys, “if you go home and you’re dirty, it means you had a fun day!” Right? ;)

And fun was had indeed – check out some of their cookies:

Kids holiday cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comKids holiday cookies 2 on eatlivetravelwrite.comKids holiday cookies 3 on eatlivetravelwrite.comKids holiday cookies 3 on eatlivetravelwrite.comKids holiday cookies 5 on eatlivetravelwrite.comKids holiday cookies 4 on eatlivetravelwrite.comI mean, who wouldn’t want these as a holiday gift?

Thank you Adell for taking the time in what I know is a hectic holiday season to work with the boys – they love working with you and I know we are both inspired when we see how creative they can be. Now, about incorporating cookie decorating into the curriculum then…

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9 Responses to Les Petits Chefs decorate cookies for the holidays with Adell Shneer

  1. Marian (Sweetopia) December 3, 2013 at 08:45 #

    They look great! Kudos to both Adell and les petits chefs!

    • Mardi Michels January 11, 2014 at 16:31 #

      Right? Thanks – coming from you that is a huge compliment!

  2. Paula December 3, 2013 at 11:36 #

    I think it’s wonderful that Adell came to teach the boys how to decorate Christmas cookies and it’s obvious that Les Petits Chefs did too!
    They did a great job, their cookies are colourful and delightful. The clean-up is one of the less enjoyable parts to cookie decorating but when you see the finished creations, the messy parts of the process are always worth it.
    I’m sure those that had to attend basketball practice are a little disappointed at having missed Adell’s class.

    • Mardi Michels January 11, 2014 at 16:31 #

      The basketball guys were disappointed indeed. ANd yes, Adell is always a hit with the boys!

  3. Coco in the Kitchen December 3, 2013 at 12:56 #

    Looks like the boys had a blast icing the cookies.
    I’ve never made gingerbread before and every Christmas I so want to try.
    So I got up early this morning and made the dough.
    *fingers-crossed* If they turn out tasty, I’ll post them so you can see them!

    • Mardi Michels January 11, 2014 at 16:30 #

      The boys indeed did love decorating these cookies – amazing to see the concentration!

  4. yummychunklet December 3, 2013 at 14:08 #

    What a great class for kids!

  5. Cher December 3, 2013 at 18:55 #

    Those cookies look amazing. I wish I could decorate that well :-)

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