Sassafras Kid's Christmas Holiday Baking Kit {Product Review}

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's time for my fourth review this month for CSN Stores! Today we're talking about the Sassafras Kid's Christmas Holiday Baking Kit. It was a big hit with our 5-year old granddaughter!

Since I received all four products at the beginning of this month, Olivia knew about the cookie kit for several weeks before she got to use it. She was super excited by the time the day came!

She tore into the kit and found:

Sugar cookie mix
3 cookie cutters (1 reindeer, 1 Christmas tree & 1 snowman)
Red & green sprinkles
And a bunch of red & green "streamers" (she called them that; I called them paper but that didn't go over well...they were STREAMERS!!)
No instructions! Ack!

That was OK though because Grandma is resourceful and found the recipe here on the Sassafras website!

Here's what you'll need besides the kit:

3 Tbl softened butter
2 Tbl water
Cooking spray
A little flour
A rolling pin
A cookie sheet

Using a fork, "whip" the butter until it's fluffy.

Add cookie mix & stir until it's crumbly.

Add water and mix until it's well combined. I let Livi use her hands (her washed hands) to do this part.

Of course, her little sister wanted to participate too, so I gave her a cup of flour and let her go...

Once the dough forms a ball...

Wrap it in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Now is when licking your fingers can happen

An hour is a really long time for a 5-year old. Just sayin'.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface & roll out. If you let the young cook put the flour on the surface, you end up with this:

The cookies still turned out good!

Cut the cookies out..

And place on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Bake @ 350° for 12 - 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. You can add the sprinkles now or do like we did and make a frosting. I used this recipe and tinted it pink because that's what Livi wanted:
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 2 - 3 tsp milk
  • 3 tsp light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cherry extract
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  • Mix all together well & brush onto cooled cookies

Then she added her sprinkles. We used the sprinkles that came with the kit plus some sprinkles that I already had because that's the way Livi wanted them and they were HER cookies!

She made one cookie that was especially for her...Can you guess which one it is?

Let me help you...

Look at all those sprinkles!!

She also made a bag up with cookies that were just for her mom & dad...

She was so proud of herself & her cookies! We really had fun & seeing the look on her face was so worth it!

If you have a little cook that would like this kit, I think it would make an awesome Christmas present! And it's only $13.95! At that price, I will definitely get another one of these kits! Plus, if you buy one today, it will be here in time for Christmas!

And don't forget about the other products I reviewed this month:

KidKraft® 27-Piece Primary Cookware Set
Henry Watson Original Suffolk Terracotta Garlic Cellar
Nordicware Pro Form 6 Cup Bundt Pan

They would make awesome gifts too! Of course, with CSN Stores having over 200 different online stores, there are probably a million different items that would make awesome gifts! Plus you can follow them on Twitter & become their fan on Facebook to see other great products they have to offer.

So what are you waiting for? Christmas is only 34 days away! Get shopping!!

p.s. Come back this Friday for a surprise just for you!

*Disclaimer: I received a $60 (total) promotional code in order to do all four reviews this month. If you would like to be a CSN Stores Preferred Blogger and review or give away great CSN Stores products, click here.*

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