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Sunday, October 21, 2012

How to bake with a three year old!

As a tradition we make Halloween Cookies and just make breads at Christmas.
SO... Halloween is just right around the corner and you can just guess what we did today.
How to bake with an almost 3 yr old.
Step 1: Pick the best melt in your mouth sugar cookie recipe EVER! Thanks to a super sweet Ms. Nancy Kelly for mine.

Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup conf. sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup wesson oil
1 stick of butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp soda
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
Cream butter, oil and sugar.  Add egg and vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients.  Chill several hours.  Form into small balls and press with small water glass dipped in granulated sugar.  Bake at 375* for 9-10 mins.
Proberbs 16:24
Step 2: Do what the recipe says.  Let "wild man" stir and be excited to make cookies.
Step 3: Instead of us letting it cool and presing it out with a cup. We decided to use our halloween cookie cutters and I let "wild man" stamp some out.
Step 4: Let "wild man" play with it like playdoh.

Step 5: Let him throw half of it on the floor and rake flour and cookie dough off the counter onto you and him.
Step 6: Make him roll the remaining dough that didn't end up on the flour into small balls while he is screaming at you for taking the rest of his cookies and bake them as directed.
Step 7: After cookies are in the oven. Chase him around trying to keep him from putting his cookie dough and flour covered hands all over everything in the house.
Step 8: After being unsuccessful at step 7, hold him down to clean him off and then backtrack throughout the house trying to clean and find everything he touched during the rampage.
Step 9: Pull out your pretty (um.... not really) cookies and sprinkle with yummy halloween colored sprinkles. 
Step 10: Enjoy! And allow "wild man" to eat 4 and feed the dog 3. :)
Yes. I love my Halloween placemats that I made last year!

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