Bake Up Some Child Holiday Crafts with Easy Kid Recipes
Head to the kitchen to create child holiday crafts and easy kid recipes.
With all the baking that surrounds each holiday season, the kids are going to want to help! Instead of shooing them out of the kitchen, let them learn some baking skills with a simple sugar cookie recipe. Holiday cookie cutters help keep things festive. Use forms to shape Christmas trees, stars and even Santas.
Make small, medium and large versions of the cookies and tie them up with ribbon for a unique gift idea.
Bottom line? Have fun with your kids and Happy Holidays from easy-child-crafts.com!
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 recipe Powdered Sugar Icing
Candies for decoration
In a large mixing bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer
Add sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat until combined
Beat in egg and the vanilla
Beat in the flour
Divide the dough and refrigerate for three hours
On a lightly covered work surface, roll half of the dough to 1/8-1/4" thick
Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes
Place on ungreased cookie sheet
Bake at 375 F for 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool on wire rack
Decorate with Powdered Sugar Icing and decorative candy
Powdered Sugar Icing
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
Combine all ingredients in a bowl until the prosting reaches the consistency you want. You made need to add additional milk--do so 1 teaspoon at a time.
Tint with food coloring if desired.
Makes 1 cup of frosting.
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