after linking up with michelle from the vintage apple for this weeks oh how pinteresting i had a sudden urge to bake after posting all the pins of lovely cakes, cookies and cupcakes :) so this week the boys and i made sugar cookies and pizzas. i love doing projects like this with the boys as even though they are all different ages, they all love cooking and each love different part of the process, mixing, decorating, licking the spoon and of course the best bit - eating the end product :)
our favourite recipe is a really simple sugar cookie recipe i found on www.allrecipes.com, it makes a huge batch of dough which is great as i can freeze a portion to use another day or its easy to half the recipe to make a smaller batch. the boys love using their star wars cookie cutter i bought then for christmas from william sonoma (as you can see in the picture bellow).
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1. in a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. beat in eggs and vanilla. stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2. preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. bake for 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. cool completely.
we also made pizzas one day for lunch, just using a pizza base mix. again, a really easy activity that we all had a lot of fun doing, the boys loving be able to pick and choose what was on their pizza :)