Food Fun Friday - New Year's Cookies

I had originally planned to make some Christmas cookies with the girls, but we had so many goodies and sweets given to us by family and friends that the last thing we needed were more cookies.  So the plans changed and we decided to make cookies to celebrate the New Year. 

Supplies you will need:
  • Ingredients to make your favorite sugar cookies or you can cheat like me and use a mix.
  • Numbered cookie cutters (specifically numbers 2, 1, and 0)
  • Toppings of your choice for cookies
  • Eager helpers

The girls were very excited to help with the cookie making.  Here is A pouring the melted butter in the bowl with the cookie mix.  Only a little bit got on the table. 

B dumps some flour in the bowl.

Little C helps to stir.  She was very determined that no one help her with this step. 

The kids have seen me use a rolling pin many times while making pizza, and they could not wait to use one to roll out their cookies.

Next, they used the numbered cookie cutters to cut out the numbers 2012.

We used m&m's and different colored sprinkles to decorate the cookies.  I gave the girls a handful of m&m's and they pushed them into the cookie dough.

Here are our New Years Cookies fresh out of the oven!  Goodbye 2011, hello 2012.  Happy New Year everyone!  



  1. So fun! We didn't make Christmas cookies either for the very same reason!

  2. How cute! I loved to bake with my mom and aunt when I was a little girl. Happy New Year to you! xo

  3. OMG that's so cute!! Love the cookies
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  4. great idea!!! (:
    Happy New Years (:

  5. How fun! And they look really cute!

  6. The cutest cookies I ever did see.
    Have a great and messy year.

  7. Found you from tatertots and jello and am now a follower-stop by for a visit!!

  8. @ Tutus and Tea Parties, now we try and burn off the calories from the cookies.
    @ Barbara, thanks so much! Happy New Year!
    @ Crissy, thanks, I am following you now.
    @ Leapfrog and Ladybugs, Have a great 2012!
    @ Mrs No No, thanks! Happy 2012!
    @ Jerri, thanks, they turned out cuter than I thought.
    @ earth sky sea, You are too kind. I am following you now.
    @ Claire, so glad you came by, heading over to check you out now.

  9. Favorite part...your little helper! Looks like you all had a blast!

  10. Oh I LOVE your New Year's Cookies! What fun!!!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  11. Oh your kids are adorable, I love how they want to help. And the cookies are cute!

  12. oh - this is so simple but such fun- I love it... it would be a great party craft too - you could just use the single number for the child's birthday and everyone could decorate it... or you could all make a cookie-monster game out of devouring 2011 and then sampling 2012 at your leisure! Stay crafty.

  13. Vicky, I'm doing a round up post of fun foods for New Years Eve and wondered if I could include this post? I'd use an image and link back to this post. Thanks!