Dec 14, 2009

Baking Day!

Saturday we decided to do some of our Christmas baking. I mixed up some cookie dough in the morning, and the afternoon we got busy! I am pretty sure I had more dough on the floor than in cookie form, but hey, isn't that what it's all about??!! Of course it is, it's not about making a huuuuge mess of the kitchen, and spending hours cleaning it up.

It's all about the smiles you get as you make the mess:) And by the way, we used the cookie cutters that I got in my giveaway box from the all-wonderful Rachelle!!! We had so much fun using all the cookie cutters:) The first batch we rolled too thin, which made them crispy. The second batch I made today with the daycare kids (can you say CRAZY?? Honestly, WHO would choose to bake cookies with 9 children?? Hmmm???) was much better, I didn't roll it out so thin, therefore a much softer cookie. Yumm!
Soft Sugar Cookies
3 3/4 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C butter
1 1/2 C. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Cream together the softened butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, gradually add to the butter mixture. Shape into a large ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness, cut out with cookie cutters, bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
Today I also managed to make some toffee, and peppermint biscotti! I will be posting both recipes this week. I cannot wait for tomorrow morning to enjoy the biscotti with my steamy mug of coffee:)
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8 comments:

Nanna said...

looks like you had loads of fun! I bake cookies on the holidays with my granddaughters & a friends granddaughters & yea we make some kind of mess fun what fun then we wrap them all up & deliever to friends & family
Helen

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Looks like good cookies and lots of fun memories. Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.

Debbie said...

I think making cookies with the kiddos is one of my favorite things to do. I used to make them when my daughter was just old enough to sit on the counter beside me. Now I'm making them with my grandchildren. Fun! Come post these to Merry Merry Munchies if you would like. Also, join in for Crock Pot Wednesday. Tnanks a bunch.

Brenda said...

This is such a fun thing to do with other people. Good for you!

Rainy Day Farm said...

Sorry I haven't been by in a while. Christmas gets crazy! I love the mess of sugar cookies, just not stepping on sprinkles for the next week! :) I am going to do a lot of baking with my kiddos next week when they are out of school! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas

Ramsey Revell said...

OK...YUM!!! We are making some Christmas cookies tonight and I can't wait! Thanks for following. I going to have to follow yours too after seeing all your yummy recipies. I love cooking (and eating)!
Love me,
Ramsey

Annie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving such kind words! I'm new to blogging & I just love learning from everyone! I'm now following you - can't wait to get some new great recipes to try on my family!!

~Annie

Damaris said...

Oohhhh...sounds heavenly...I rather do the cleaning than the baking though...LOL. Love the picture of the final product.
Hugs,
me