I can’t bake enough cookies for my kids. The more I bake the more they eat. I will admit that it is one thing I love baking. There is so much you can do with the simple sugar cookie and it is a great recipe to bake with your kids because it is so easy. It is literally just butter, sugar and eggs!
One of the most used items in my kitchen when it comes to baking is food colouring. We add it to pretty much anything we bake. So obviously we decided to add it to our cookie mix. It is a fun way to introduce colours for little kids. It is also a nice hands-on way to show kids what happens when you mix colours together.
It does get messy, so if you can maybe let them mix the dough outside or put down some bin bags down in your kitchen. But the messier it gets, the more fun everyone has.
Letting the kids play with the dough is a good exercise to strengthen little fingers to get them ready to start writing. Encourage them to keep on mixing the colouring in. The more they work with the colour, the more it changes colour. So there really is lots of learning to be done just by baking cookies.
Spring Sugar Cookies
- 227 g butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 cups flour
- Assorted food colouring
- Beat the butter and sugar until creamy
- Add the egg, beat the mixture
- Add the dry ingredients and mix until a dough has formed.
- Break the dough up into smaller pieces and add food colouring to each piece and get the kids to mix it in.
- Roll out the dough and cut out various shapes. If you are making flowers, press a smartie into the centre.
- Bake at 180 for 10-15 minutes.
What are your favourite cookies to make?
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