Friday, April 16, 2010

For You Friday - Cookies

It's Friday and that means it's New Friend Friday and Friday Follower and Follow Me Friday Day so join up over there with the fun and make some new friends.

Today also means it's For Your Friday!  Friday's post is done with you in mind each week.  I want to give you tips and ideas that will help make your life easier, funnier, and exciting.  It's all about you the reader, so look for giveaways, recipes, ways to save money, blogging tips, and more.  You deserve to have a day dedicated to you, my follower and reader so sit back, relax, and enjoy For Your Fridays.

Today it's Making Cookies with Your Kids. 

Traffic Light Cookies:
sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought)
egg whites
food coloring (red, yellow, and green)

What To Do:

Roll out the cookie dough and cut into rectangles. Have prepared three small bowls of "paints" to paint on the cookies. To make the paint mix egg whites with a drop of food coloring. You will need three bowls to make one for red. yellow, and green. Paint the traffic lights onto the rectange cookie with clean paintbrushes.  The children enjoy painting the red, yellow, and green lights and they do look real. Bake and enjoy.

You may make small indentations with your thumb to allow the paints space.
If using store bought dough you may find that your shapes of cookies spread too much when the bake.  There are 2 things you can do to prevent too much spreading.
1) Add flour to the dough  (I use about 1/4 cup for every 6 cookies) and a few tbs of cocoa. 
2) Keep your dough chilled. ( I only pull out enough to cut a few cookies at a time)
3)Prior to baking, stick your cut out cookies on the sheet pan into your freezer for about 10 minutes and then bake.  This will help them from spreading too much.

If wanting to make from homemade, let me know, I have a wonderful sugar cookie recipe.

Have fun making cookies and memories with your little ones.  Happy Friday to You! 

Oh I almost forgot, well literally forgot, like published the post and went on with my merry way and had to come back to edit and add this. 

For you, a chance to enter into a GIVEAWAY that is perfect for upcoming baby showers or to keep for yourself.  Texas Monkey Boutique donated this hairbow and headband and it's being added to a keepsake box and binky holder, so go check it out and enter to win for a boy set and a girl set. 

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