We’re the Hexie Turtles! And we’re here to tell you about what we did to get ready for Valentine’s Day.
Well… actually I’m going to tell the story because Sue made me first, so that makes me the oldest. Lanie is next oldest. She’s my BFF. And then Rexie is youngest. He’s my other BFF.
Sue was super busy this week working on things at the sewing machine. We get a bird’s eye view of everything she does from up on the sewing room bookshelf where we live.
Just look at those cool chef hats Sue made for us!
And if she made us chef hats, you know that means we’re going to be doing something in the kitchen.
In the after Christmas sales, Sue bought a set of cookie cutters for making Linzer Cookies. Yesterday, she looked through all her cookbooks (she has an entire cupboard of cookbooks) but couldn’t find any recipes for Linzer Cookies. So she googled it.
We wanted to see how she did each step, so she measured everything out into bowls.
Then she got out the old cake taker so that we could sit up high and watch her mix everything together.
First, she creamed the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a big bowl.
Then she mixed the spices, salt and baking powder into the flour. After that she added the ground almonds.
Rexie’s hat fell off!!
He said it was because I pushed him but I didn’t, honest!
I was just trying to get a closer look at what Sue was doing.
And then Sue did something really funny.
The spoon wasn’t getting everything mixed together, so she stuck her hand in the bowl and starting working the flour into the dough.
Sue said that sometimes hands are the best tools for the job.
When it was all mixed together and you couldn’t see anymore flour, she divided the dough in half and wrapped it in plastic.
Dave commented that she couldn’t really say that she’d divided them in half because one was bigger than the other.
Sue told him not to be a smart aleck. That made us giggle!
And then Sue told us that the dough had to chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
Do you know how long 2 hours is??
It’s 120 minutes!
What were we going to do for that many minutes?
But Dave and Sue had already planned for that.
Click next to find out what we did while the Linzer Cookie dough was chilling.