Philadelphia, PA - You'll find lots of good reasons for parents to bake with their kids right now. The yummy outcome is, needless to say, on the list. However, baking alongside children is actually an excellent way for you to spend some time teaching them things while still having fun.
East to Make Lemon Shortbread Cookies
Baking cookies with children can be a fun activity. The cookies can be prepared in stages if time is tight-create the dough during the evening and bake your cookies in the morning. Older children can easily read the recipe and direct the grownups. Small children will love rolling out the dough into balls and flatten it with a fork, you will find triers plenty of fun for everyone.
Here is a recipe for some Lemon Shortbread Cookies that is easy to make a batch of family fun.
Lemon Shortbread Cookies
• 11/3 cups Corn Starch
• 2 cups butter or margarine
• 2/3 cup powdered sugar
• 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
Makes six dozen
Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a big bowl, beat butter until softened. Incorporate powdered sugar, beat till the mix is combined well. Add your lemon peel and vanilla; beat well. In a smaller bowl, mix together the flour and corn starch; add to the mixture then beat well.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls (kids will love this part). Place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Push tines of a fork on top of each ball to create a simple design. Bake for 15 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned. Let cool on wire racks.