Monday, October 20, 2008

Cookie day

Yesterday was a nice little chilly day, The perfect day to make cookies! First we started with a recipe from my cookie cook book, 500 cookies
I used the recipe for Witches' hats, (just a sugar cookie recipe they use it has many of them.)

Here is the recipe

Witches' Hats

2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup superfine sugar (not sure what superfine is so i just used granulated sugar)
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
(I could not get this to come together at all so I added about 2 tbs of milk and it worked wonderfully)

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
In a separate bowl beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla.
stir in flour mixture until incorporated, and knead lightly until combined. (this is where i added just enough milk to pull it together). refrigerate until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick, cut out cookies. bake for 8-10 min. Allow to cool.

Then after we ate dinner I mixed up some frosting using this recipe.
It was easy and quick and then we painted our cookies!

Everyone got to work right away, this was so much fun and so easy, and quick to clean up!Busy little bees
eatable paint yum

I think one of the best things was watching the baby so intent, on painting....awwwwwThen before long they where almost done

And waiting till it was time to taste themSome took a little longer ;)

But they all had a blast!
These were proclaimed as the "best cookies ever". I think that is because they got to eat their artwork, not so much because they actually are the best cookies ever (though they are pretty tasty). It was fun to make our own desserts :). Then while the kiddos watched their last tv show before bed and enjoyed their dessert, I painted the rest of the cookies for lunches and snacks...I probably had as much fun as the kids did :)

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