Saturday, July 3, 2010

Baking with Ethan

For Ethan's birthday, we had a dinosaur theme party. So what better thing to bake, than dinosaur cookies?! Ethan and I have made these cookies many times. He practically knows the recipe by heart. It's our favourite roll-out cookie recipe as you don't have to chill the dough, courtesy of Wilton.

With all the excitement about his birthday, I forgot to photo document each step, so my apologies.

Measuring the butter and flour.

Adding the egg and flour.

Rolling out the dough and cutting out some dinosaurs.

Cookies! Yummy!

Roll Out Cookies
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. In large mixing bowl, cream 1 cup butter with 1.5 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add 1 egg, 1.5 tsp vanilla and .5 tsp almond extract. (Depending on our mood, we may substitute the almond for orange or peppermint.)
4. Mix 2 3/4 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, and 1 tsp salt.
5. Add flour mixture to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
6. Roll out dough and cut into shapes.
7. Bake for 6-7 minutes.


Cori Benson said...

What a fun birthday activity!! Happy Birthday Ethan! Those cookies look delicious!!

SpitFire said...

It looks like y'all had a lot of fun! :)I can't wait until my little girl is big enough to teach how to bake. Visiting from Lady Bloggers.

Sharon Cohen said...

Wow! I baked sugar cookies last night - just the kind you drop by teaspoonful - and the came out burnt on the bottoms and crisp on the edges. I think Ethan should give cooking classes. He does better than this grandma!

Probably my favorite photo of an American Flag this year. (And I took lots of them!) There is something indescribable about an 8 year olds' perspective. Thanks for sharing.

Greetings! I’m visiting from the Blog Frog Mom Loop Community Comment Follow - sorry I got here too late for Ethan's birthday.