Saturday, 5 December 2015

The Snowman and the Snowdog Festive Bake Off!


We love The Snowman and the Snowdog, and we also love baking. So we needed no persuading when we were asked if we would like to take part in a Snowman themed festive bake off! We were send a lovely bundle to help us get started! Including the lovely The Snowman and The Snowdog cookie cutter set, which is available to buy at John Lewis or www.partydelights.com for £4.75.


If you search the hashtag #SnowmanSnowdog you will come across lots of photos and posts by lots of other lovely bloggers, with some great festive cookie inspiration! 

We love baking cookies, the children like to keep it simple with regards to the taste and textures on cookies. So I decided to go with a basic cookie recipe, but add food colour gel to a small amount of the dough to create the key colourful parts. 

Here is how we got on...

Chester and Millie loved bringing the cookie dough mixture together, saying 'it feels very squidgy between our fingers Mummy!'


They were both very good at sharing the cookie cutters, to my surprise there were no arguments at all! 


We carefully pressed the snowmen and snowdog's on to a baking tray and began cutting out our colourful green hats and scarves for the snowmen and our green ear and body patch for the dogs! 




We then put the cookies in the oven to bake. To pass the time whilst they were baking, we had lots of fun making The Snowman 3D Puzzle, which has a RRP of £4.99 and available at John Lewis and Toys R Us.


                                 

Finally after 16 long minutes (long according to the children!) the cookies were ready to come out of the oven! I think they turned out really well, especially Millie's multi coloured mash up! You will see that the cookies have a shimmer to them and this is because Chester quite rightly pointed out that snow glistens and he wanted to use edible glitter to show this. Needless to say theytasted amazing and lasted less than an afternoon! 



We were also sent a delightful deluxe copy of 'The Snowman: The Original Classic Story. True to the story, there were no words,simply gorgeous pictures to enjoy! Published by Puffin Books and with an RRP of £12.99 it makes for a perfect Christmas present!

                                  


 
We were delighted to hear that The Snowman and The Snowdog will be shown on Channel 4 again this Christmas, and it's certainly top of our Christmas viewing list! 





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