11.22.2017

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas, With The Yummiest Cookies!


Right after Nico's birthday weekend, our holiday traditions start by playing Peanuts (my forever favorite movie), wearing festive outfits, removing the dust of last year's ornaments and baking lots and lots of cookies for Santa. We spent our Sunday afternoon smelling all things chocolate and cookie dough, with two of the messiest little helpers a mama can ask for, and I swear, our baking sessions are 10 times slower than any other but it's priceless to see Olivia eating some dough and Nico trying to crack those eggs by himself.

I've learned that we, as moms, need to take a long deep breath and let them play, let them explore, and have all the fun in the kitchen and as much as they want, and even more when Chocolate is involved in the equation, because let's be real, we all know magical things happen, instantly. 

We discovered Chocolat Favoris's new cooking line, and I cannot wait to show you what's new, a fun recipe and our first magic moments with our little cuties. 


Proud Mini chocolatier, most precise measuring dude and the funniest 5-year-old boy who loved our baking afternoon was the master chef in charge, picking up our recipe, ingredients and even all the details of our cookies.
Disclaimer: between Paw Patrol episodes, and infinite tastings, AKA Sugar high party!

Chocolat Favoris recently launched a new full line of chocolate heaven and I couldn't wait to try everything - every- single - thing. Here are my top favorites you'll adore for a homemade baking day:


THE SWEET SIDE OF COOKING TOP 3 FAVORITES:

1. Cooking book - La Cuisine a Croquer
Only available in French, for now, this absolutely beautiful and omg delicious recipe book comes with over 50 original recipes and fun activities for you and your little ones, including arts and crafts which I absolutely adored.
From base recipes, little morning ideas, snacks, supper and more, you'll dig in a world of magic and chocolate, what else can you seriously ask for?

2. Chocolate Drops 
Calling bulk bag heaven? Present! If you were dreaming to have Chocolat Favoris secret in your kitchen, stop dreaming now because you can get all of them now. They have five flavors available including Original Milk, Original Dark, Dreamy White, Dulce de Leche and 73% Dark, an absolute dream!

3. Toppings
Whatever I express here about these toppings won't make any justice to the real yum they'll add to your recipes. We've tried Chocolatey crisp pearls, Dehydrated marshmallows and cocoa nibs, all of them for the absolute win.

Here you see them, counting every gram going in, like real pros!

This one is for me, this one too, and this one mama, okay?

So, action time now! Grab your ingredients and little helpers and enjoy this recipe available in La Cuisine a Croquer of Chocolat Favoris:

PETITS BONHOMMES


WHAT YOU'LL NEED
1/4 cup of flour
1/2 tsp of baking soda
5 eggs
1 cup of sugar
1 tbsp of vanilla
1/4 cup of oil
*want a chocolate base version? add 1/3 cup of cacao powder

HOW
1. Preheat oven at 350F
2. Grab your favorite baking tray and add butter
3. In a big bowl, mix flour and baking soda
4. On your mixing machine, add the eggs with sugar and pour the vanilla.
5. Add the dry mixture with the eggs and pour the oil at the end.
6. Have fun and bake cookies!

CUTE DECOR TIME

WHAT YOU'LL NEED
150g of dark chocolate drops
150gr of classic milk drops
400g of white milk drops
15 cookies
Any toppings you'd like to use
*add colors with your favorite food coloring

HOW
1. Melt your chocolate drops (all in different bowls) in your microwave
2. Add food coloring if you want to have different tones
3. With the help of a brush, add the melted chocolate and play with the decor
4. Sprinkles time!
5. Put them in your fridge 10 minutes

Voila! 

This post was in partnership with Chocolat Favoris, and I can't wait to see your comments about their new baking collection available online and in-stores. 
All opinions, sugar high and comments are mine. 


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22 comments

  1. YAY I love that you get your kiddies cooking and baking so young! Those cookies look so good! DId they love it?!

    x Sabrina
    mymiaou.com

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    1. He was SOOO excited about it!!!!!
      Xoxox

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  2. The cookies look amazing and the kiddos look happy!

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  3. I love the tradition of baking Christmas cookies! I always used to as a child with my mom and it brings back all those memories seeing these pictures :)

    Lauren

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  4. Baking cookies is a wonderful activity to share with children, I bet they loved it!

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  5. Baking cookies is so much fun. I bet it's even more fun to do with kids!

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  6. We do an "annual baking frenzy" with my mom, sister and myself, it really is a special way to share with each other in the magic of the Holidays!! Also, I love your photos, they are stunning!!!

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  7. I love having our annual family holiday baking party. I look forward to it every year! I love how you documented it so well, I am going to have to start doing that

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  8. We love baking with our niece and nephew. The Kitchen-Aid really makes baking easy and fun with kids. Loved your photos!

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  9. I love this post! Love the photos and the fact that you included recipes. Such good advice about letting kids play and have fun in the kitchen. I've put off making Christmas cookies with our kids because the mess stresses me out but I know the memories are worth it. This weekend...I will make cookies! Thanks for sharing this post.

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  10. I love photos of family traditions, especially when you include the delicious recipe! This is such an awesome blog to have for many years to come. And now I need to go bake, bake, bake!

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  11. Awwww such sweet photos to remember the special help you had in the kitchen. Those cookies look yummy!

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  12. swwww!!! this is adorable!! I was just thinking about baking some later today! perfect timing to try your recipe!

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  13. I love love love baking Christmas cookies with my tiny people!!! Love the shots and can't wait to try your recipe!!!

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  14. Oh my goodness. I am drooling over here. Our family is obsessed with Chocolat Favoris, and I’m ashamed to say, I didn’t even realize we could bring this fun home! My daughter is going to lose her mind. So glad I bumped into this. :)

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  15. These look so yummy! My son loves cookies and we need to do this for the holidays.

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  16. The photos of this family baking session are adorable. Those cookies look delicious. I can't wait to try out the recipe. Thanks for posting!

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  17. This looks like so much fun! You're children are adorable btw! I can't wait to bake these myself!

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  18. This is so so adorable!! Those cookies look delicious. And it is so so cute to see the kids make it.

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  19. Thank you for the reminder to take a long deep breath and let them play! Sometimes I feel so uptight cooking with my girls because of the mess, but this was encouraging! Those Christmas cookies sure look delicious!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  20. Awww these pictures with the kiddos are so adorable! It is always so much fun to have kids bake stuff.

    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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  21. Your daughter is so cute! The cookies look so yummy i can't wait to try them.

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