Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sugar Cookie Adventure

There must be some innate ability to cut out sugar cookies because I certainly didn't teach Ellie how to do it.  It was our first ever cookie cutting adventure and Bear proved to be a pro.  You see, my mom and I had this bright idea that we would make sugar cookies with Ellie.  Just think of the sensory input from playing with the dough! We never quite got to the actual icing part, but we had a blast nonetheless.






Ellie knew exactly what to do.  She knew to taste the dough.  You know, to make sure it is good enough to serve the family.

What?  You didn't see anything.  Nope.  You didn't see me sampling the cookies.


She knew to taste it again and again just in case the first taste was faulty.

Make sure you thoroughly coat the tongue.



Chunky Chicken also knew how to use the cookie cutters.  She knew to mash those cutters down into the dough like nobody's business.



Finally, Toddler Bear attempted to wield a spatula like the little baking maestro that she is.




It was a fabulous 5 minutes in the Theurer kitchen and the cookies tasted delicious.




Roll-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

3/4 cups    Butter, softened
1 cup        Sugar
2               Eggs
1/2 tsp       Vanilla
2.5 cups    Flour
1 tsp          Baking Powder
1/2 tsp       Salt

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs one at a time and then add vanilla.  Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.

Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour or over night.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Flour surface and roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick.  Cut into shapes :)
Place cookies on greased baking sheet 1 inch apart.

Bake ~6-8 minutes.

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3 comments:

  1. I never let Samantha sample the dough because I'm afraid she'll get sick from the raw eggs. However, I used to eat it as a child all the time and was super happy about it (and never, ever sick). I think I'm being unreasonable, and may need to re-think some of my mommy tactics... (*guiltily slinking away...*)

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  2. Awesome! Love having my kids in the kitchen with me, even if it is 10x messier. :)

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  3. @Becca - I buy pasteurized eggs. At my store, they're in the same case as the regular eggs. They're a bit more expensive ($4/doz), but then my mind can rest easy.

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