I saw this post linked on a friends Facebook page and if you scroll waaay down you'll some cookie baking photos. It is hard to explain how those photos hit me.
The first thing I thought of is that I have never given my kids a bowl of cookie dough and allowed them to scoop out the balls of dough themselves. I've only allowed them to help in a very um, controlled environment, shall we say. Usually this means that I let them help pour in the ingredients and then I scoop the dough or I scoop the dough and then they do the decorating or something like that.
Why on earth have I never let them just scoop the dough? Don't answer that - there are practical reasons galore for why I have never done this and one reason is probably also that I just didn't think of it. But, now that I was thinking - I could not get it out of my head.
So, dough was made and scooped by little hands ~ and the entire thing went off without incident! And, yes - of course it was tasted too.
Until ... it was my turn. Ahem - I knocked a nearly full bag of M&M's to the floor. Yes, we picked them up - no, they did not make it on the cookies. We'll just eat them plain thankyouverymuch.
Am I the only one who controls kitchen help? Do you let little hands scoop dough? I will definitely do this again, now that I'm aware of the fact that I'm the one who bears watching in the kitchen.