Baking Cookies With My Kids

One of my favorite things to do with my kids is cook. Every holiday we like to make sugar cookies and decorate them. So this morning we mixed up the sugar cookie dough and put it in the refrigerator. This makes the dough less sticky, very important when children are involved.

When my son got home from school we pulled out the dough and started rolling. Each of my children chose their own Halloween cookie cutter. I had a ghost, bat, and pumpkin. I spread plenty of flour on the table, since I didn’t want any cookies sticking. My son used a rolling pin and rolled out his own dough. I rolled out the dough for my girls and then they cut out the shapes with the cookie cutter. It was so much fun watching their grins and hearing their shouts of delight as the ghosts, bats, and pumpkins appeared. They were so busy rolling out the dough that they didn’t even eat any.

I carefully placed the cut out cookies on a cookie sheet and baked them. After they were cool it was time to decorate them. We used chocolate frosting for the bats, white for the ghosts, and of course orange for the pumpkins.

When their dad got home they proudly showed him the cookies that they made. Then we all enjoyed a Halloween treat. I just wish I’d gotten out my camera. Oh well, next time.

Try making your own sugar cookies with your kids and build some lasting holiday memories.

My Sugar Cookie Recipe
This recipe is delicious and makes about 2-dozen cookies.

1\2 c shortening 1\2 tsp salt
1 c sugar 1\2 tsp soda
1 eggs 2 tsp baking powder
1\2 c milk 3 c flour
1\2 tsp vanilla

Cream the shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Roll the dough out thick (1\4 – 1\2 inch) for softer cookies. Bake at 375 degrees for about 6 minutes. The cookies are done when lightly browned on the bottom and still white on top. Let them sit on the cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes before moving to a rack to cool.

Here’s another sugar cookie recipe in Foods

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About Teresa McEntire

Teresa McEntire grew up in Utah the oldest of four children. She currently lives in Kuna, Idaho, near Boise. She and her husband Gene have been married for almost ten years. She has three children Tyler, age six, Alysta, four, and Kelsey, two. She is a stay-at-home mom who loves to scrapbook, read, and of course write. Spending time with her family, including extended family, is a priority. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and currently works with the young women. Teresa has a degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University and taught 6th grade before her son was born. She also ran an own in-home daycare for three years. She currently writes educational materials as well as blogs for Although her formal education consisted of a variety of child development classes she has found that nothing teaches you better than the real thing. She is constantly learning as her children grow and enjoys sharing that knowledge with her readers.