I seemed to have forgotten how much I enjoy baking and getting ready for the holidays. I was reminded of that after I spent 3 days in the kitchen preparing for this year's Thanksgiving. I did a lot of baking this year. I may have gone overboard with the cookies but I figured why not?
I made cut-out sugar cookies and spritz sugar cookies.
Trying to be festive I attempted to use the pumpkin shaped template for the spritz cookies. Without the orange frosting and chocolate stems it was hard to tell these were pumpkins.
I used a leaf shaped cookie cutter and piped melted chocolate over the sugar cookies. I had planned on using red, orange, and yellows but I didn't have anything to make the coloring. I'll have to restock my supplies in time for Christmas!
With my special little helper I was able to make our pumpkin pie. I just used the recipe on the Libby's canned pumpkin but had fun with Mason while he made the pie.
Little helpers are the best at stirring and pouring in the ingredients.
His hair is out of control as usual. :-)
After we mixed together the pie filling, we attempted to make a decorative pie crust.
I cut out leaf shaped pieces of pie crust and used a tooth pick to create the veins in the leaves.
Then I placed the leaves around the pie's edge. I couldn't figure out how to stop them from sinking into the pie filling. This is only the 2nd time I have ever made a pie.
I piped the words using extra melted chocolate from when I had decorated the cookies.
I love it just based on the memory Mason and I made while baking this pie together. He was so helpful and really had a great time helping his mommy.
I also put together some cookies based on something I'm sure we've all seen on Pintrest before. I had all of the ingredients so I figured I might as well make them. They are festive, really cute, and easy to put together.
I made the turkey and the Pilgrim hats using store bought chocolate covered cookies and mini Reese's cups. I used melted chocolate in a piping bag as the glue to hold everything together.
I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving Day and had as much fun preparing as we did!