With Halloween coming on Wednesday I thought it would be fun to make cookies and let the grandchildren decorate them. I am planning on making Mummy Fingers, Cow Eyeballs and Thai Pumpkin Soup (for the adults) for Halloween dinner and we don’t eat dessert on that night due to all the candy. So we can eat cookies today and daddy and mommy will never know……
Our shapes that we used.
- 1 cup butter, salted
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Add a dash of salt if you used unsalted butter
In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
In a second bowl, combine and mix well the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir flour into butter mixture 1 cup at a time. I did not chill the dough.
Roll out dough and cut into shapes with cookie cutters or a knife. Instead of using flour to roll my cookies out I used powdered sugar. Bake on a cookie sheet or a parchment lined sheet pan in a preheated 325* oven for 10 to 13 minutes depending on the size of the cookie. Remove cookies to a rack to cool completely.
I then made icing out of powdered sugar , vanilla, butter and a little bit of half and half. I colored the with food color that I bought at a local grocery store.
I did have a lot of help in the kitchen today. Lots of creative children!
This was Joy’s first time decorating sugar cookies and I think her and Caleb ate more icing than the put on cookies.
And the finished products:
Kealee and her prize cookie!
We all had so much fun and Joy really enjoyed “painting” her cookies. I think Caleb ate about 6 cookies and he and Joy ate a lot of icing. Kealee and Cohen will be the ones without tummy aches tonight. I am blessed to have them less than 15 minutes away which makes it possible to do things like this! I love them all so much! Making memories is so easy and simple to do. Kids don’t care what you do with them….just do something! I know you have all heard it so many times before but they are gone before you know it. Cherish every moment like it is your last with your children, grandchildren, spouses, friends and family members. Life is short, live well!