After our success in making Play-doh ornaments, I was pretty sure the kids would love baking sugar cookies.
OneDaddy mixed up the dough (After all, he is a great baker!) and we chilled it an hour or so, and then the fun came! I rolled it out, and the kids got to work making delicious sugar cookies!
Then came the hard part, waiting for them to cook and cool off…
Sugar Cookie Recipe:
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1tsp. vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
Mix sugar and butter. Add egg and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Mix in flour. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Divide dough in 1/2 and roll to 1/4″ thickness on lightly floured board. Cut with cookie cutter and sprinkle with sugar. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and bake 7-8 minutes until delicately golden. (It’s suppose to make 5 dozen 2 inch cookies – we made bigger cookies and it was a far cry from 5 dozen! Of course, the preschooler was eating as we made cookies….)
Eat, and enjoy!
We LOVE to bake together in our house. Such a fun activity, and such sweet rewards 🙂
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I just love watching the little ones sneak sugar when they think I’m not watching. 🙂
JDaniel4's Mom says
We have trouble waiting too. What cute pictures!
Waiting for delicious cookies is sooooo hard when you are little. Good thing they were quick to bake!
I see you found the trick of working directly ON the cookie sheet! For years I tried scraping the dough from the floured counter, only to have them shrivel up the spatula and lose their shape!!!
Your little cuties sure look like they enjoyed them!
I actually opted to work directly on a cookie sheet to help save the sprinkles from going everywhere and the dough from sticking to the table, but I can say it probably DID help save their shapes, too!
They had a blast making cookies. They lucked out b/c their daddy decided to make more cookies with them on his own tonight!
Hope you guys have fun baking! I wasn’t going to put the recipe b/c so many people have sugar cookie recipes they swear by, but this one was so easy!
I think this recipe is better than mine. Can’t wait to try it. We’ll be baking as a family on Fri. My husband has off & it is the girls’ first day off from school. I am craving these cookies now though! They look so good!
Thanks for sharing…as always!
Baking as a family is always fun!
The kids got an extra treat last night – Daddy decided we should make another batch of cookies. These are a maple cookie that were in our daughter’s fairy tea party cook book.
Wow, They look so much more sophisticated and organized than my little skirts that I watch all day. We did cookies today too but my kids kept trying to eat the dough and squish the shapes as they appeared on the cookie sheet. They enjoyed the icing the most.
Well, now, I didn’t get a picture of Monkey squashing his little star sprinkles into the cookies in a manner that only boys can do.. Let’s just say you know which cookies are his – they have little finger craters in them. 🙂
For me it was just trying to limit the mess – happy baking!
Great simple recipe! Can you use normal flour and they will still turn out well?
Normal flour shouldn’t bother them. 🙂