Les Petits Chefs bake for the holidays with Jennifer Perillo and Bridget Edwards

Sugar cookies and gingersnaps by Les Petits Chefs on eatlivetravelwrite.com… well not *with* Jennie and Bridget themselves (but wouldn’t that would be fabulous?), rather with their recipes…

We’re a day and a half away from the end of the longest term of the year. We’re all a bit “done” but I wanted to keep the Petits Chefs busy until the very end and what better way than to bake up some holiday goodness in the form of cookies? I chose a simple sugar cookie from Bridget’s site and the crispy chewy gingersnap cookies that Jennie posted recently – I thought they were excellent “base” recipes for the boys to learn how to make, and since neither of them requires chilling, I thought they were perfect to make in under an hour 🙂

We divided into 2 groups today to make sure we got all the cookies made and baked in our 60 minutes… Both of the cookies are essentially “one bowl” which I love – and it makes them so much more attractive to bake with kids (less mess!).

We measured…

Measuring ingredients for gingersnap cookies on eativetravelwrite.comAnd mixed…

Creaming butter and sugar on eatlievetravelwrite.comAnd measured some more…

Measuing spices for gingersnap cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd mixed some more…

Creaming butter and sugar on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd worked our stirring muscles…

Mixing ingredients for gingersnap cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd then we got rolling…

Rolling gingersnap cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comFor the gingersnap cookies, Jennie suggests using a cookie scoop to ensure uniform-sized cookies but the boys did ok with eyeballing their cookies…

Placing gingersnap cookies on baking trays on eatlivetravelwrite.comOver at the sugar cookie station, we started rolling out the dough to cut the cookies out…

Rolling sugar cookie dough on eatlivetravelwrite.combut quickly realised that we were a little short on time – the dough needed a little more working and we knew we wouldn’t have the time to get the dough “just so” and roll, then cut the cookies and get then baked in time so…

Rolling out sugar cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comWe rolled and pressed 🙂  And I think they look pretty good:

Sugar cookies ready to bake on eatlivetravelwrite.comMeanwhile, over on the gingersnap station, the boys were rolling the cookie balls in sugar…

Rolling gingersnaps in sugar on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd the cookies came out perfectly…

Jennifer Perillo's gingersnaps and Bakeat350's perfect roll our sugar cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comA lil on the rustic side but *I* think they are perfect 🙂 We packaged them up and the boys were instructed to give them to their mums…  I’m not sure how many of those ended up with their mums though…

Thanks Jennie and Bridget for accompanying my students at least in spirit this week. I am thrilled to have been able to show the boys how easy cookies they might otherwise buy or prepare from a packet are to make from scratch. In one bowl. In under an hour. Win-win situation I’d say!

Get the recipe for Bridget’s “Perfect Every Time” cut out sugar cookies.
Get the recipe for Jennie’s crispy, chewy gingersnap cookies.




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10 Responses to Les Petits Chefs bake for the holidays with Jennifer Perillo and Bridget Edwards

  1. Mr. Neil December 17, 2013 at 07:59 #

    …and thanks, LPC, for the late-night snack after returning home from a meeting. Much appreciated.

    Enjoy your holiday break, boys — and here’s to helping mum & dad with some of that cooking over the holidays! 😉

    • Mardi Michels January 11, 2014 at 16:18 #

      I am pretty sure that a few boys baked cookies over the vacations 🙂

  2. Paula December 17, 2013 at 08:22 #

    Win-win situation indeed! LPC did a great job with Jennifer and Bridget’s recipes. If any of them are stuck for a gift for their mom’s this Christmas, either (or both) of these lady’s books are fabulous 🙂

    It’s been a wonderful semester with you and LPC! Hope you all enjoy your break. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday!

    • Mardi Michels January 11, 2014 at 16:17 #

      Thanks Paula – we love reading your comments every week!

  3. Coco in the Kitchen December 17, 2013 at 13:24 #

    Tis the season for baking cookies w the kidos!
    These ones look DE-licious.
    I can’t wait to bake w my li’l one.
    Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas!

  4. Geoff December 17, 2013 at 16:34 #

    And a happy Christmas to all the LPCs and thanks, Mardi, for some very interesting LPCs’ posts this year.

  5. bridget {bake at 350} December 17, 2013 at 21:58 #

    Oh my goodness…these pictures and this post just MADE my day!!!

  6. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 9, 2014 at 21:59 #

    You know how much I love your petits chefs… And, this post just made me smile! What a perfect choice of recipes from two of my favorite bloggers.

    I’ve been feeling rather overwhelmed and exhausted from blogging lately, but posts like this renew my inspiration and interest. Thank you! 🙂

    • Mardi Michels January 11, 2014 at 16:17 #

      Aw thanks Jen – and hey – even with NO energy you can make these cookies with Maddie – so so easy!

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