On an overcast Saturday morning in December, about 40 kids were doing what kids do best: Decorating and eating cookies. They carefully added frosting, marshmallows, sprinkles and extra sugar to the cookies that the Fairmont hotel's executive pastry chef, Erin Brew, baked for them for their first annual cookie decorating event. They sipped hot chocolate, gobbled down the cookies and licked the sticky sugary goodness off their fingers.
It was the perfect morning, evidenced by the lack of even a single tear from these tots and preschoolers.
But if you missed their cookie decorating event, don't fret. Making cookies at home is an easy and fun activity you can do with your little ones. Bonus: Your kids don't have to leave the table with a sugar high.
Brew offers her best tricks to making yummy healthy (well, healthier) cookies this holiday season.
Danielle Braff lives with her two daughters and husband in downtown Chicago.
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