Our car finally reaches its’ destination. It’s late. It’s dark. The kids are tired. My husband and I are tired. I open the car door. The crisp fresh air wakes me up. Relishing a deep breath, I step out of the car. I instinctively look up. We’ve escaped the city lights and above us we can see beautiful pinholes of light sparkling in the vastness of the heavens.

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Kids Cookies: Stars for Toddler Bakers

Stars have always fascinated my children. Whenever we are out at night, they are keen to point out where the stars are.

When I invited Mr E (2yo) to bake some star kids cookies, it was met with a very excited, “Yay!”

These easy star kids cookies are great for any budding toddler baker. Like our easy peasy cookies, the dough for these kids cookies is quick and easy to put together; and the decorations for the stars while simple, are gorgeous.

Kids Cookies Dough Ingredients:

  • 100g softened butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste

For Decorating the Star Kids Cookies:

  • Silver cake decorating balls

Method:

  1. Combine all the Kids Cookies Dough ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until the dough is ready.
  2. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin; or pat down the dough with the palms of your hands.
  3. Cut out star shapes with star shaped cookie cutters and decorate with silver cake decorating balls
  4. Lay out baking paper onto a flat oven tray and place the biscuits onto the tray.
  5. Bake at 150C for 15 minutes
  6. Let the biscuits cool; (this is the tricky bit).

God made the stars; this simple truth is one of the first things we teach our children. When I consider that statement, I am utterly humbled. The vastness and beauty of the heavens is overwhelming. My head spins at the mere thought of how much space is involved and how far everything is from us. Yet God not only made the stars, He numbers every star and also calls each one by name.

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
(Psalm 19:1-2 ESV)

When I look at the stars, I see my Heavenly Father’s majesty. He created all the stars and calls them by name. He made me, and knows my name. I am utterly humbled.

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E: 2 years, 4 months
November 2012

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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is a Christian, Wife, Mother of 4, Primary School Teacher. She is a play-based learning advocate; believes in encouraging children to be independent and autonomous learners; and values an attitude of care and attention, curiosity and wonder. On Lessons Learnt Journal you'll find activities for children: play, maths games, writing, reading as well as parenting confessions. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed. Most days you'll find her chasing her kids and that much needed nap.

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