Wonderful Day with the Hutterite Children Making Christmas Cookies
I know I have written a few times about visiting the Hutterite Colony. I am a substitute teacher and have offered to the students that rather than do art, when I come we can have a cooking class. I am a home economics teacher and love to cook with the children.
This was cooking with children like I have never experienced. These kids do not grow up with family kitchens. The Colony has a commercial kitchen that is totally kid unfriendly. Cooking small batch is a treat.
I had a couple of consecutive days and decided we could make some Christmas cookies. Day 1 we made sugar cookie and gingerbread cookie dough.
I had 3 rolling pins and each differently shaped. Before I even explained how to use each they shouted out the unique nuances of each. They knew how to use a pin without moving pieces. They knew that a French style pin that is fatter in the centre would have to be tilted to make an even dough.
We rolled and cut cookies. I took them home and baked them.
Unfortunately I didn't have a card in my camera and therefore have no pictures. It was also a day that my lunch from their kitchen had the most beautiful pork chop. Why? Why? Why? I really wanted a picture of that pork chop. It was delicious.
Now I am returning with their baked cookies and some prepared icing so they can decorate and package their cookie gifts.