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A Baker’s Dozen
June 8, 2009, 2:44 am
Filed under: Advent Calendar, Books, Christmas, Crafts, Educational Stuff, Holidays, Kids, Recipes, Winter

After reading A Baker’s Dozen, we made some rolled sugar cookies. The kids did the rolling and cutting themselves. After the cookies baked they didn’t even want to decorate them. They gobbled them all up! (this is a website with a reader’s theater version of the story) (here is where you find the story if you can’t find it at the library)

We used this recipe:

Melissa’s Sugar Cookies from Gourmet

For the cookies 
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1&1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
3&1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

In a large bowl cream together the butter and the sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy; add the vanilla and the eggs. Sift together the flour, the cream of tartar, the baking soda, and the salt in a separate bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until the mixture forms a dough. Now the directions say to chill the dough for 2 hours, but I never do that. I just roll it and cut it. I guess it spreads less if you chill it though. 

Roll out the dough 1/8 inch thick on a piece of wax paper with wax paper on top. I then peel the top layer of wax paper off and flip it to repeat on the other side. Cut out the dough using your cookie cutters. Place onto your baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the cookies to racks and let them cool.


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