Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kids Corner

My kids are always in the kitchen and the more the merrier! Christmas is such a fun time for kids to cook and bake. My daughter and her friends had a ball making brownies recently. This weekend we will make cookies! Here's my daughter's favorite cookie recipe:


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 3 tablespoons cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven on convection bake to 350 degrees F. (If using a standard oven, preheat to 375 degrees F.) Cream sugar and margarine together in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Add cream or milk, vanilla and egg. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended. Roll out as desired and bake on un-greased cookie sheets for 8 minutes. (Baking time will be about 10 minutes in a standard oven.) Cool completely before glazing.

  • 3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Food coloring
Stir confectioners’ sugar, corn syrup, water and almond extract together in a bowl. Divide among pie plates or shallow baking dishes and add food coloring as desired. Stir well. Dip the top of each cooled cookie into the glaze and place, glaze-side up on racks. Allow the glaze to dry completely. Store cookies in an airtight container.

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