What to do when you are playing hookey from school? Sugar Biscuits of course!

Sugar biscuits
Sugar biscuits

The  academic year for our children ended on the 30th of November.  It is therefore optional to attend, until school closes on Friday for our Summer holidays.  There is something very sneaky- feeling about not having to attend to school, even if it is still legal, and with the blessing of your teacher, while some of the other learners are still going (Us, Afrikaners have  a saying: “Shame nê” – which literally means I feel sorry for you).  We have been trying to catch-up with play dates these past few days of playing hookey, resulting in going to a movie and having some of the childrens’ friends over.

This morning we decided to make some  sugar cookies for the holidays and to decorate them.  I had three lovely little helpers and this is what they did on this fine sunny SA-day!

Sugar biscuits
Sugar biscuits

I was really amazed with the amount of creativity each one of them came up with.  Watching them create each little art work, made me reach for my camera.

 The result was colourful and very festive as you can see for yourself…



 I placed out a few bowls of glaze icing, sprinkles and other ready-bought-decorations on our patio table, not too much ado….  Just a little mixture of icing sugar and water with gel-colorant.




Yes, tasting was done and yes, this little one ended up on a sugar- high 




Luckily, this Mom saved some cookies that she wants to try and decorate with proper Royal Icing tomorrow… although I feel a little intimidated by all the talent that surrounds me apparently…..


8 Comments Add yours

  1. petit4chocolatier says:

    Beautiful 🙂

    1. I will give them the compliments!

  2. What a fun thing for the kids to do. The decorated cookies look adorable!

  3. What a fun and creative day! Oh my, you let them decorate with the little pearl balls? I swore never again as I find those little balls for months afterwards in all the nooks in crannies in my home. LOL Have fun with clean up. Take Care, BAM

    1. Ha! I am a very sneaky mom, I asked them to vacuum afterwards. Luckily the remainder stayed outside on the patio… 🙂

  4. nancyc says:

    Those are so cute!!!

    1. They are adorable aren’t they? Thank you!

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