I don’t know if you are aware, but I have five kids. FIVE. (Ages 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2.) Five awesome little people running around who are always willing to help mommy in the kitchen. (Don’t tell, but I wish I had five more! I love being a mom.)
Pretty much the only down side to my job is that mommy (me) is often in the kitchen baking. Baking cookies and cakes and more cookies and all sorts of deliciously, sugary sweet treats.
My love-hate relationship with sugar is maybe similar to yours? I love baking and decorating and sharing sweet treats with everyone, but don’t like buying bigger sizes of clothes and definitely don’t like the effects of sugar on my teeth.
Or my kids’ teeth.
Because I know.
I know that no one can resist sugar cookies covered in buttercream and gold sprinkles.
I know that no one can resist giant sugar cookies with cherry buttercream and rainbow sprinkles.
I know that no one can resist sugar cookies with red velvet cookie and strawberries and whipped cream.
I know that no one can resist sugar cookies with massive piles of chocolate buttercream.
I know that no one can resist chocolate sugar cookies with a glorious buttercream peony piped on top.
AH! Someone stop me!!
So we talk about pros and cons.
Pro: Mom lets us eat the most amazingest (their word which happens to be an awesome word) treats ever.
Con: It’s not good for our teeth, so we do everything we can to protect them.
What do we do to help our kid’s teeth stay strong and healthy? We utilize oil pulling, we brush regularly (no flossing) and we rinse with peroxide. We also are big fans of probiotics and activated charcoal!
Now, because I have NO INTENTION (can you sense my passion for sugar here?) of eliminating sugar from our lives anytime soon, I am going to share with you the amazing sugar cookie recipe from above.
It is our go-to sugar cookie recipe and a crowd pleaser every.single.time. Having a cookie for an afternoon snack or treat after dinner is one of the ways I love to bless my kids! Sugar in moderation is A-OK in my book!