Star Wars Pancakes

The boys and I made pancakes last week using the Star Wars pancake molds I told you about.  I cannot stress the importance of cooking spray enough in this process.  This was my first attempt at using molds and the first couple of pancakes did not turn out so well…

It was smooth sailing once I discovered the magic releasing power of spray oil.  As you can see, Yoda had to be green.

The pancakes were huge!  I gave each of the boys two which they could not finish.  Wildman insisted on topping his with Cool Whip.  I ended up eating the boys’ leftovers as my breakfast 🙂  Yum!

Now that I know the secret of how to make Star Wars pancakes it will be fun have them for breakfast every once in a while.  They’re just tedious enough that I won’t make a habit of using them every time we make pancakes.


Cooking with Kids: Blue Jello

We’re Cookin’ Again!

This time we tackled SAJ’s watermelon cookies! After reading Brenda’s post and seeing how adorable Baby Bug was with her little cookies, I knew we just had to try them for ourselves! The caterpillar pizza went so well after all… Why not try a dessert item this time?

I added probably 1/2 a tablespoon of almond extract (I eyeballed it – no exact measuring here) to the dough per SAJ’s recommendation that the cookies needed a little something to boost the flavor. And I wasn’t going to take her up on the watermelon flavoring double dog dare… OMG! The almond flavoring outcome was fabulous! We’ve all eaten our fill of these yummy treats today! So good!!!!!!!!!! J has a thing for his mom’s almond-y flavored Christmas cookies so I knew he’d devour these. You know what?! He said that he likes these better! That’s quite a compliment coming from a guy who considers his mom’s cookies to be the gold standard for Christmas confections.

Making the green sugar:

Stirring the dough:

Kneading the dough:

(Yes, that’s half a bottle of Fat Bastard Shiraz in the background. Ignore that as you ignored my dark, puffy circles. TYVM.)

Putting the mini chip seeds on the cookies:

Darling, aren’t they?!

Sweet reward for my little baker: