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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Home Cookin': Holiday Cookies

Posted By on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM

click to enlarge Theo, showing the (unplugged) KitchenAid a little love.
  • Theo, showing the (unplugged) KitchenAid a little love.
I’ve rediscovered my buttercup-yellow KitchenAid stand mixer thanks to my three-year-old son, Theo. I registered for the heavy-duty machine when I got engaged 10 years ago — quite honestly, because my 25-year-old self thought it would look pretty in the kitchen. The über-appliance didn’t magically turn me into a serious and meticulous baker, as I hoped it might, so it quickly lost its prime real estate on the countertop in favor of more practical things.

It’s been gathering dust for years, but, from the moment Theo spied it in the basement’s back closet, he was in awe of its shine, heft and potential power. At his recent urging, I lugged the behemoth back up to its proper home, extracted the dried play dough from the hole behind the silver KitchenAid disc and vowed to make up for lost time.

I’m more of a pumpkin-bread/banana-muffin-type person when it comes to home-baked treats — erring on the healthier side for my kids’ sake and mine. Cookie baking and decorating, however, is pretty much a requirement during the holiday season. 

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Alison Novak

Alison Novak

Alison is the former managing editor at Kids VT, Seven Days' parenting publication and writes about education for Seven Days.

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