Friday, February 20, 2009

Jake in the Kitchen

Yesterday, after Jake got home from school, he said he had thought of something that he could have for an after school snack. He said that since he likes cheese sandwiches so much that he was going to try a piece of cheese with mustard on it. He went into the kitchen and whipped up his masterpiece, ate it all up, and loved every last morsel! While that kind of "cooking" is fine for him, I think I'll wait till he has a little more training before I let him prepare any of my snacks......

Really Yummy Sugar Cookies

My mom found this recipe years ago and it has been our sugar cookie recipe ever since. Everyone loves them and always asks for the recipe. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Sugar Cookies
1-1/2 c. shortening (part butter)
2c. sugar
4 eggs
1t. vanilla
1t. lemon extract
5c. flour
2t. baking powder
2t. salt
Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar, eggs & flavorings. Blend in flour, baking powder & salt. Cover & chill for at least 1 hour. Heat oven to 400. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges barely start to brown. Frost & enjoy!
Butter Cream Frosting
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. butter
4 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
3-4T. milk
Blend all ingredients together.