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Bake Up Some Child Holiday Crafts with Easy Kid Recipes

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Child Holiday Crafts






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!

Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 recipe Powdered Sugar Icing
  • Candies for decoration

Instructions:

  • 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

Ingredients:

  • 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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