After our marathon cooking meeting, the Mini Members joined us for some fun. We had already baked sugar cookies and made the icing. Each little person was able to decorate three cookies in anyway they saw fit and take them home. There were some very creative and pretty ones.
I also set out dry ingredients on the table with jars, tags and cookie cutters. I placed a measuring cup or spoon alongside each ingredient. My cooking kidnicks helped each mini member place the proper amount in their jar and tie an instruction tag and cutter on top. It was super fast, fun and once I chiseled the dried icing from my counter, easy!
I made the icing from Big Red Kitchen's kits...her kits are fabulous as well and I made them for gifts last year.
Here is the recipe I used for the Cookie Jars.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
Cream together sugar, butter, vanilla and egg until smooth. Add dry ingredients. Chill dough. Roll 1/4 inch thick and cut out desired shapes. Bake 10 minutes or so at 375*. These will spread if too thick and you might end up with blobbed shaped cookies....tasty, just blobby looking...not that I have done this or anything.