|Precision scissor-work with sharp tools to make the|
brown-bag drying sheets to cover with hot spritzes.
|Today's spritz disk choices.|
(You squeeze dough through them.)
While Grandma got out the cookie utensils and rounded up the ingredients, Emily read the entire 62 pages of "Green Eggs and Ham" without stopping. We're not sure if she did it from memory, but we're delighted with her reading after her first year of school.
With the book back on the shelf, Emily set about to making the exact cookies she requested: Spritzes. No matter that these are a traditional Christmas cookie, Grandma was, of course, quite game for it anyway and got out her green and red food coloring, just for fun.
Soon the kitchen smelled of cookies and the counters were covered with brown bag sheets of cooling cookies. Emily looked over the project, sample in hand.
"I think these turned out pretty good," the apprentice said matter-of-factly, sounding just a bit adultish.
|Her hair, and our spirits,|
were up today.