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Sugar Cookies

We expanded our horizons and became bakers!  The children were extremely excited to learn how to make sugar cookies.  Patience and turn taking was tested as we measured and mixed the ingredients.  Choosing a cookie cutter and colour of sprinkles was no easy task. Careful thought when into each choice. The children were very proud with the finished cookies and  took great delight in sharing them with the rest of the class. The recipe is posted at the end of the blog.

Done! Ready to share.

Ingredients                                        Directions                                         
1 cup unsalted butter                         Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
1 cup sugar
1 egg                                                  Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2 tsp. vanilla                                      Beat in egg and vanilla.
2 tsp. baking powder                         Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.
1 tsp. salt                                           Add to butter mixture, 1 cup at a time.
2 3/4 cups flour                                  Do not chill the dough.  Roll out to 1/8 inch thick.
                                                           Bake on ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper for 
                                                           6 minutes.


  1. Hi Deb

    I can imagine the sense of care that went into the decorations of the cookies and it must have required that the children switch their attention to something they eat rather than what's just around them on the walls as they have been doing in the past. When I see a person exhibiting patience I feel a sense of calm. I wonder how the children would describe their awareness of one another in this experience. Would they use words like unhurried, balanced, quiet?


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