Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe
What’s more fun than baking cookies? Not only do you get to make the cookies, but you get to eat them when you’re finished! Here’s a simple recipe for easy sugar cookies.
Baking cookies with your child can be a rewarding experience. It’s these kind of fond memories your child will take with them as they grow older. I can still remember being in the kitchen and making cookies with my grandmother. The anticipation of the cookie at the end of the project is just reward. Baking cookies is a great way to spend quality time together.
There isn’t a need for cookies to be elaborate, it’s the simple act of spending time together. Even buying slice and bake cookies for younger children, or a bucket of dough will still be fun. You can also mix in your own add-ins like raisins, chocolate chips or sprinkles.
When your child is a bit older, try doing a recipe together. Let your child participate as much as possible. Sugar cookies are a great cookie to start with, so that your child can help choose shapes or decorate the cookies with you.
A basic sugar cookie recipe includes:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 stick of butter
Simply combine your wet ingredients together in one bowl, and your dry ingredients into another. Once they are combined, mix them together to create your dough. Once your dough is created, you’ll want to set it aside for 1 hour in the fridge. This is a great time to pick out the things to decorate your cookies with, along with the cookie cutters you’ll want to use.
After an hour has passed, flour the surface you’ll be working on, as it will help make rolling out the dough easier. This can be fun, so don’t worry about the mess here. Rolling your dough out, you’ll want it to be about 1/4 inch thick.
* Tip: flour your rolling pin for less stickiness!
Press out shapes with your cookie cutters, and place them on your air bake pans. You’ll want to cook your sugar cookies for about 10 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
When the cookies come out, they’re ready to be decorated!
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