When Temptation Is Just Too Much

December 13, 2012

A funny thing happened to base I made for the 3-D Christmas Tree.  This is my grand-daughter Sophie.  She’s three.

Sophie and her sister Ella were here last weekend for a sleepover.  During the weekend, we, or rather they, decorated our Christmas tree and they did an excellent job!  During the decorating process, Sophie went into the dining room. We have an open concept LR/DR/Kitchen.  I came away from taking pictures of Ella hanging ornaments and walked into the dining room.  As I did, Sophie made a dash from the buffet to behind a dining room chair.  I knew she had been up to something and I asked *What are you doing Miss Sophie.* No sooner did I get the words out when I noticed that she was chewing.  I remembered that I had set the base of the 3-D Christmas tree on the buffet.  For a little girl with an over-powering sweet tooth, a 12″ inch round decorated cookie proved to be too much and she just had to take a little taste test.

She had to reach up on her tip toes to do it and only managed to get a little nibble before I interrupted her sampling.  It looks like a mouse nibbled at it. Hilarious!

So, I had to make a new base and this time I decided to do it with Santa’s face in the center instead of just a red circle.  With just three colours, it was fairly quick to decorate and it will be out of my house before Sophie returns with her family for Christmas.

Oh, I also did a few Santa face cookies.  Just the perfect size for a little cookie-loving girl.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Sue {munchkin munchies} December 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

You granddaughter is adorable (I can relate to her sweet tooth:)) and the story is just too cute, Paula! Your new base is just gorgeous with the Santa in the middle and I love the cookies too…with the sparkling sugar and sprinkles added. Such lucky and well-loved grandchildren:)


Paula December 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm

If my kids did that, I would have been so upset. But grandkids? That’s different, isn’t it? Cute story AND cookies.


Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie December 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm

That is so totally cute. My husband and I don’t have kids yet, but we do have one kitty that seems to have a sweet tooth (even though I heard cats can’t taste sweet things?). She has licked drying cookies AND cake pops. She is a stinker :)


Trisha December 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Pretty darn cute indeed. I think it’s pretty good she only took a small bite I would have inhaled it all with crumbs flying all around me, Head hung in shame…


Renee - Kudos Kitchen December 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Can’t say I blame her ;)


Mike @ Semi Sweet December 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Your granddaughter cracks me up. She reminds me of the stories my mom tells of me and my twin brother getting into trouble when we were toddlers. We were double trouble for sure.


Hani(hanielas's) December 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm

LOL. this is the best. So adorable! I love that you took the picture of the bitten cookie. Maybe I’ll start calling you Bitten Cookie Lady ;-). I love your base cookie, with holly leaves, it is beautiful


faithy December 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Soo cute!! LOL! Just shows how much she adores your cookie! I think the second cookie base looks even better with Santa’s face on it :)


Choc Chip Uru December 13, 2012 at 11:21 pm

You must be such a favourite my friend, this Santa looks beautiful :)

Choc Chip Uru


Rita December 14, 2012 at 1:49 am

OMG! I can’t stop laughing! These pictures must be framed. Sophie is so adorable, and the bitten cookie is the best! You should replace your logo picture with this one. :) God bless all of you.


Cheryl (Grandma Coco) December 15, 2012 at 8:01 am

She’s a cutie alright! :) And a go getter! But who could blame her?


Jacquee December 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Totally something I would do and quite possibly may have done…a few times. ;) Sophie is adorable and I don’t blame her one bit. Your cookies look pretty darn hard to resist.


Sharon December 17, 2012 at 1:30 am

She is adorable…and lucky to have a grandma who sees the humor in her sweetness!


Lora December 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Many adults (myself included) could not resist your baking. I ‘m with Sophie!


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