Remember the tatting flowers? My daughter loved the idea of wearing flowers around her neck in winter. When using wool, it makes in her words “a cool scarf”. I’d use a different color next time (maybe bright red) and even thicker yarn. I might also make the flowers a tad smaller.
We also baked some cookies. The kind a nine year old can make all by herself and here’s the recipe:
It’s one of my German mama’s recipe and therefore all the measurements are in grams.
75 g flower
250 g potato starch
100 g powdered sugar
30 g cacao powder
250 g butter or margarine
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Knead everything together until the dough forms into a ball. It might take a while and seem all crumbly for an awful long time, but it will eventually come together. Place in the refrigerator for 30 min., make a roll of 1.5 inches wide and cut small pieces, the size of a walnut. Flatten between palms and don’t be disappointed if they don’t look like much when they’re on the baking sheet. They’ll be just fine after baking them at 375F for 12 – 15 min.Let the cookies cool, melt some chocolate chips and dip them. Lick the bowl clean and you’re done. Note to daughter: Licking the bowl does not replace the dishwasher!