Monday, December 13, 2010

Cookies and kids

Saturday I went to Jamie's house in Rochester to watch and help the kids decorate cut out cookies.  Jessa had made the cutouts earlier in the day and brought them. Three of the kids participated.....Brayden played with toys and Alex walked around eating unadorned cookies. Riley ate every cookie she decorated, as evidenced here:

 Jamie also made Peanut Blossom cookies from the Land O' Lakes website

 That recipe can be found here: 

Here's Jessa's recipe for the Rolled Sugar Cookies:

1  1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400F.  In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Cover and chill for at least one hour (or overnight).  Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 inch thick.. Cut into shapes and bake 6 to 8 minutes.
Icing is powdered sugar and water.

The kids had a lot of fun...I guess you'd call it "controlled chaos"  (Ha Ha!)

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