Decorating Cookies...Kid Style

Traditional Sugar Cookies

1 cup lard
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
(don't you love how yellow free range eggs make the dough?)
2 tsp. homemade vanilla
5 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
Mix, chill, roll, cut, place on greased cookie sheet, bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes.

Side note:  do you think if I forgot the 2 cups of sugar in the sugar cookies that anyone would notice??
That's what I did the other day...uuggghhh!  So much for speed baking.


2 lbs. of powdered sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1 TBL. vanilla
enough milk to make a good spreading consistency.

So, we decorated the sugar cookies with the grandkids last night.

They had a great time,

....and made some beautious masterpieces.


...there was an awful lot of

....finger licking going on!

 cookie seekers were forewarned.

When they were all done, they got to pick one cookie to eat.     .....decisions



Mama Pea said...

You sure there are cookies under all those sugar sprinkles?? :o]

Roxey Lucey said...

they are always going to remember this

TexWisGirl said...

oh my! i'm laughing out loud here!!! so cute!!!

Anonymous said... cute! No surprised Logan was licking his fingers ;-)

Bee Lady said...

I did this with my nieces last year. This year....I bought stickers and we are decorating Christmas gift bags. Just thought I'd give you an idea for next year!

They are so beautiful though.

Cindy Bee

Leigh said...

That looks like so much fun! I was thinking about how much fun it be to do that with my granddaughter when she gets old enough (she's just going on 8 months.) And thanks for that about the homemade vanilla! I really, really like that idea.

Unknown said...

What a great way to make cookies!!! And you're all making magnificent memories at the same time! They're very lucky to have a grandmother like you.

Candy C. said...

What's a little finger licking among family! ;-)

Lisa said...

Kids make the best sugar cookies cuz they make sure they have just the right amount of sprinkles!!
Super cute!!