You may want to print out this recipe and keep it handy as you bake.
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 3⁄4 cups flour
- Food coloring
- Rolling pin
- Cookie sheet
- Cookie cutters
How to Play:
- Mix butter and sugar in a bowl, then add the egg and vanilla extract.
- Separate the cookie dough into three balls, approximately the same size.
- Take one ball and mix in a few drops of yellow food coloring.
- Mix the red food coloring into the next ball, and mix the blue food coloring into the third.
- Roll out the cookie dough balls on a lightly floured board. If you want to combine colors, go for it!
- Cut out the cookies using a cookie cutter.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
- The cookies should be light in color with light browning on the edges.
- Let them cool. Then, dig in!
How to Involve Your Child:
- Let them explore kitchen items like pots, pans, and whisks while you bake.
- Ask them to be your helper by giving you the food coloring, supplies, etc.
- Give them some cookie dough to roll into small balls and flatten with their hands.
- Needs supervision: put your hand over their hands to flatten the dough.
- Build vocabulary by talking aloud about how the cookie dough looks and feels: blue, red, yellow, soft, squishy, round, flat, etc.
- If you combine the colors, talk about the new colors you create when you mix.
- Get their help serving the cookies to real (or stuffed animal) friends!
- Don’t forget to wash up! Your little learner will love getting their hands a little wet.
Sensory skills, cooking, vocabulary, colors