Kaylin's Kitchen - Homemade Cookies Day

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Today, you are not allowed to go to the store and purchase premade cookies - you have to make them!  (You can cheat by using pre-packaged cookie dough, but it is not recommended!) 

 

Celebrate Homemade Cookies Day with your family and these recipes from my kitchen.  Fill your home with the sweet aroma of baked goods!

Cookie Cake             

Ingredients:
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine flour, soda, and salt in small bowl, set aside.  Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla in large bowl until creamy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts if desired).  Spread into greased 9” x 13” pan.  Bake for 25 minutes or until dark golden brown.  Cool in pan on wire rack.  Cut into bars.



Cookie Jar Poem

Author Unknown

A house should have a cookie jar
For when it's half past three,
And children hurry home from school
As hungry as can be,

There's nothing quite so splendid
On which a child can sup,
As spicy, fluffy ginger cakes
And  sweet milk in a cup.

A child should have someone
Waiting with a hug,
No matter what they bring home,
A puppy or a bug.

For children only loiter
When the bell rings to dismiss,
If no one's home to greet them
With a cookie and a kiss.


Snickerdoodles 
Makes: 4 dozen

Ingredients:
1 ¾ cups sugar
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup shortening
2 large eggs
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Extra cinnamon and sugar for rolling

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cream sugar, butter, and shortening.  Add eggs and mix until well blended.  Stir in flour, cream of tartar, soda, salt, and cinnamon.  Shape dough into 1” balls, roll in cinnamon and sugar.  Bake 8-10 minutes.



Smell of Baking Cookies
Author Cntrystyln

The smell of baking cookies, the smile on your face.
Your little hands reaching, “eat dough” they say.

You reach for the spoon, you take a bite,
your face is covered in chocolate and delight.

The timer rings, you jump and run,
little hands clapping, for such a sweet treat.

The time has come, your hand reaches out,
oh, the delight of sweet cookies and milk.


Orange Cookies 

Makes: 4-6 dozen

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
8 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 Tbsp. orange zest
Colored sugar
Food coloring, if desired

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg, zest, and food coloring if desired.  Add flour, baking powder, and salt.  Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap, freeze for 20 minutes.  Unwrap one half at a time on floured cloth and roll out to ¼” thick.  Cut out with cookie cutters and place on baking sheet.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake for 12-14 min.  Remove from pan immediately.

Note:  Other zests can be used for alternative flavors, such as lime, lemon, grapefruit, etc.