We decided not to throw a big party and instead spend the day together at Sea World. But I did have to bring some sweet baked treats to preschool to share with the whole class. I baked and baked and baked….
I started on the whoopie pies (vanilla with milk chocolate frosting was the requested flavor) on Tuesday morning. I had to leave for work so I left my husband in charge. Somehow, and I’m not placing blame, some of the whoopie pies came out slightly over-cooked. He was kind enough to try a second batch. I got a text message about mid day that read, “Don’t ask me how but I made biscuits again. Sweet biscuits.” Needless to say I had some ground to make up once I got home from work.
With some assistance from my better half I finished all the whoopie pies and 4 dozen Star Wars shaped cookies. It is customary in my son’s class to send goodie bags home with each child when celebrating a birthday. I was reluctant to send the kids home with a baggie full of small toys that would no doubt end up in the trash or the hands of a younger sibling. Instead I made Storm Trooper and Yoda cookies and placed them in clear plastic bags along with a small box of Star Wars crayons, tied off with ribbon.
The cookies were just your standard sugar cookie recipe and I dyed one green for Yoda. If you’re ambitious you can frost them with all the appropriate colors, but I just don’t have that kind of time. I generally bake with a 1-year-old on my hip (Thank Goodness for my stand up mixer! No hands!).
The Star Wars theme was of course a huge hit with the class, since it is mostly boys. But there wasn’t a crumb left behind, so I’d venture to guess that the girls enjoyed them too!