When I walked in the door yesterday evening, my kids were ready for an activity! My son suggested we bake sugar cookies. This sounded like the perfect sweet treat! My family is a chocolate house; however, this sugar cookie recipe is sure to please even chocolate lovers.
My son used his warm hands to soften the butter (until he said the butter was too mushy and gross) while my daughter poured in the ingredients. They fought over the rolling pin, but the rest of our baking was smooth sailing!
This baking activity is even better than most because your family's creativity comes into play. My son preferred the variety of cookie cutters and my daughter invented her own shapes. They got their hands sticky, learned to share the rolling pin, and best of all, had fun using their imagination!
When my son tasted the frosting, he declared it tasted just like Sweet Mandy B's (one of my favorite Chicago bakery's frosting)! It is not easy to make sugar cookies nutritious but I added Greek yogurt to the recipe for a healthy twist- and gives these cookies a fluffy and soft middle! The homemade frosting will melt in your mouth! What shapes will your family create?!
Mandy is a mom of two children, who hopes to inspire families to have fun in the kitchen together.
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