Monday, October 8, 2012

Baking Time with My Boys (and a Sugar Cookie Recipe)

Clayton helping roll and cut out the cookies!
He does not like his picture taken,
but I managed to get a few during "this bonding in the kitchen moment".
We are making Fall Leaves and Pumpkin Cookies
My Noah, decorating away!
Clayton and Marshall, frosting and ignoring the camera.
I somehow managed to get all three of them to pose with smiles and all.
And, they have their Aprons on!
6 batches of cookies later, frosting everywhere
and they are finished.
Didn't they do a great job??
And, if you are wondering where is the recipe. Well it's right below.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we all did. They don't last long around my household.
1 1/4 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Shortening
2 eggs
1/4 Cup Corn Syrup
1 Tbsp. Almond Extract (or you can use vanilla)
3 Cups Flour
3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
Sprinkles and Candies, if desired
Combine sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, corn syrup and almond extract. Beat until well blended and fluffy.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until all blended.
Divide dough into 4 balls. Wrap each ball into plastic wrap and place into fridge for at least 1 hour. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
Heat oven to 375.
Sprinkle some flour onto a flat surface, place one ball of dough on the floured surface. Roll out dough (with rolling pin) to about 1/4 thickness. Cut out cookies using your favorite cookie cutters and then place on an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375 degrees for 5 to 9 minutes, depending on size of cookie.
Do not over bake. Cool for at least a minute or two before moving to a wire rack to cool.
Once cooled, frost and decorate.
1 Stick Butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp. Almond Extract
3 to 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 Cup Milk or Heavy Whipping Cream
 ( you may need a little more for desired spreading consistency)
Food Coloring, if desired
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except food coloring.
 Mix until well combined and fluffy.
Add in food color of your choice.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10


living from glory to glory said...

Dear Amy, what!! you got all three of those boys to smile at the same time!! Baking cookies and frosting is such a huge job, but the memories are worth the effort.
I love the shapes of all the different seasons you use when making them. Very precious:)
Blessings, Roxy

mountain mama said...

Hi Amy! It's nice to meet you! The butter almond icing sounds amazing! Thanks for stopping by :)

Elizabeth said...

The boys have grown SO much!!! I love seeing all their handsome faces! The cookies look amazing and what a great job they did decorating too! Love the different cookie cutters you used! :)


Marie said...

Amy!! These cookies look and sound amazing and I am loving the sound of the butter almond icing!
I made cookies today with my little lads too!! Great minds think alike I think :) I love how you captured those mighty men of yours!! Noah and Marshal have grown a lot since last year and Clayton is looking like his Grandpa Danny I think :) They are all so hansom!

Oh i love the fall leaf cookie cutter! I am going to have to hunt for one now :)
~ Marie

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