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For the two SK teachers and the Sr. Preschool teacher we also handpainted pottery. I took biggest boy and a little bit little and a little bit big to Bisque it (a local paint your own pottery store) and had them use their finger and thumb prints to create a garden scene on a flower pot. We wrote, Teacher's name, thank you for helping me grow on the pot brim and the kids also added their own signature. I think they turned out pretty well, what do you think?
|We will miss you Barbara, Mary and Patricia! Hope you like your pots!|
Also, my good friend and paper by paperdolls business partner's son really likes my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, so we made a batch for him and another little boy who shares the same name as biggest boy and delivered them the night before school started. Everyone loves these cookies so I will share the recipe with you.....
BEST EVER OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
1/3 cup shorteneing
2 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt
Hershey's chocolate chips (we always put in lots!)
Beat sugar, butter and shortening until well mixed, stir in eggs and mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients, mix well. Drop from a heaping tablespoon onto baking sheets. Bake at 375F for 10-12 mins or until golden brown. Makes approx. 2 dozen cookies.
TIPS1. Use a small ice cream scoop to drop the cookies onto the baking sheets, this ensures they are all the same size and cook evenly.
2. I always use a silpat mat.
3. Take the cookies out of the oven when they seem slightly undercooked.....trust me they will be soft and perfect!
|Cookies packaged up and ready for delivery with a note that says|
"Have fun on your first day of school!"