easter sugar cookies
i've been teaching littlefoodie all there is about baking. he knows the important things like flour, sugar and eggs. he's also become very good at kneading and rolling and flouring the board so the dough doesn't stick...i am very proud of him and his interest makes me happy beyond belief. there is a lot to learn and gain thru bakng and cooking...most importantly its awesome bonding/special time for the 2 of us but it also teaches patience, creativity, numbers, etc and its messy and fun and right now thats all that matters. oh, and his apron he wears while cooking and "doing the dishes"..that was mine when i was little!
we'll have pics of the frosted cookies once we come down from last nights lingering sugar high!
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup organic natural cane sugar
1 organic lg egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp pure lemon extract
2 3/4 cup unbleached pastry flour
2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
preheat oven to 400F.
cream butter and sugar together unti llight and fluffy. add egg and beat to combine. add in extracts.
stir together flour. add to butter/sugar mixture..one cup at a time. no need to chill the dough.
divide dough in half and on floured counter roll out until desired thickness. cut out with cookie cutters and cook about 6-7 min. cool completley and decorate.
4 cups organic natural cane powdered sugar
1/2 sp lemon extract
enough milk to make desired consistency
combine all together. color with food safe, natural food dye. frost.