Wednesday, January 06, 2010

COOKIES!

This is probably one of those posts that's better to be on the other blog, but this blog is neglected, so I thought I'd post on here :)

We made sugar cookies the other day! I got a lot of fun cookie cutters for Christmas and we just needed to make cookies!
Aashini LOVES cooking!!
The icing turned out really great and really bright!
Aashini got to "paint" her cookies! It started off really pretty...
Then it got a little messier...
By the end, her cookies were pretty brown looking :) haha! Actually by the end she realized she could eat them, and ate a LOT of cookies! haha!
Here's the finished product! You can see Aashini's "sprinkle placement" on the dinosaur below... I think that was the only cookie she did that got sprinkles... after that she realized she could eat them and just ate all the sprinkles we gave her :) haha!
Here's the recipe in case you want it :)

INGREDIENTS
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar (you can use less)
1 egg (I used an egg replacer b/c Aash loves to eat the dough - 1 whole egg = 2 tbsp water + 1 tbsp oil + 2 tsp baking powder)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

ICING
2 cups confectioners’ sugar / powdered sugar / icing sugar
1-3 tablespoons milk (more or less as needed to achieve spreading constancy)
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
¼ teaspoon almond extract food coloring (optional)

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Bri said...

Nice!

Carrie said...

Fun!!!!

gloria said...

Yummy, They look delicious and very creative too!!!Great job!!!

Emily said...

Thanks for posting this! I will probably try this soon - I was just brainstorming some new ideas to do with Hazel.

SouthAsiaRocks said...

emily - hazel will have a blast :) aash sure did :) the paintbrush was perfect too - i recommend doing that :)

Misty Burns said...

the cookies look great...and you are looking fabulous! You do not even look like you just had a baby!!! i am so jealous! :) hahahaha

Shannon said...

Haha! This really made me giggle. :)