Friday, December 24, 2010

Baking with Boys

My nephew Matthew came to visit for a few day during Christmas break and one of the things we did was bake sugar cookies. I must say that baking with boys is a totally different experience that baking with girls. The bulk of the conversation was about poop, bums, toots and belches.
Even the red frosting ended up being blood.
There were frosting and sprinkles flying everywhere. Even a few frosting knives hit the floor.

Matthew tasting the goodies to make sure they pass inspection.

Can you tell a kid decorated this one. I ended up with more than a few empty bottles of sprinkles.

They even helped get the kitchen cleaned up, what a deal.

So I was looking back through my blog and realized that I have never posted my sugar cookie recipe. So, here goes. I got this recipe from an old church cookbook from the 1980's.
One Hundred Year Old Sugar Cookies
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1 egg, beaten
4 T. Milk
1 t. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
3 T. baking powder
1/2 t. soda
Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients; mix well. Chill dough fro 30 minutes. Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes. (I bake mine at 350 for 9 minutes)
I love this recipe because it does not require a lot of refrigeration, most of the time I go straight to rolling and cutting. Make sure you don't over bake or the will get crunchy, unless you like crunchy. I am a soft and puffy girl myself. Merry Christmas.


Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

HA!!.. Boys in the kitchen.. it's an interesting thing isn't it?! Very cute, I'm sure they had a blast. Mmmm.. I want the one with ALL the sprinkles on top!

Connie said...

I know, I heard all about the 'creative decorating' that went into those cookies on the ride home.

Just remember, you are making memories. I can just hear those two someday reminiscing about "that time we decorated those cookies to look like poop?"

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