|Detailed procedure in a page protector. |
No picture directions, thus requiring Kylee (who is 3 after all) to have an "assistant"
|Dough is kept in the refrigerator in a plastic baggie. Golf ball size is perfect for 2 small cookies!|
Scraps go in a jar in the fridge and at the end of the day I combine them into a new ball.
|Cleaning up is a part of the job. No cookie eating until all of the dishes are done and table wiped down.|
This has obviously been a favorite work all week. The really neat part is that next weekend or the weekend after we will make dozens of sugar cookies for serving over the holidays and my helpers will be experts by then! This is not a practical life work that I took on lightly, but we had done lots of lead in work that helped me know they were ready to tackle the job. Using the oven, rolling dough, and washing dishes are all lessons that needed to happen first, over a period of time, before I could feel comfortable giving the boys this level of freedom in the kitchen.
Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
1 Cup of Butter Softened
2 Cups of Sugar
2 teaspoons of Vanilla
4 Cups of Baking Mix (we used Pamela's Baking Mix)
(or 4 Cups of Flour + 2 tsp. Baking Powder)
Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes.
They all had a helper that was never to far away, especially when it came time for the "sharing".