What could be better than creating your very own kids? Umm.. maybe we shouldn’t go THERE. But as for making Kid Cookies? My daughters had a blast cutting out the little people, watching them bake and (the best part) – decorating! We used melted chocolate and jimmies, but you could try edible paint, frosting, candies, whatever you have on hand. And if you don’t have any of the above, don’t be discouraged – they even taste great nude. The important thing is that you’re having fun in the kitchen together, so go get rolling!
Yields 1 1/2 dozen cookies.
SODIUM CONTENT: 4.3 mg per cookie
1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 t. pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Stir in the egg and vanilla and mix well. Gradually add the flour and stir to blend. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl to make sure everything is well incorporated. Gather up the the dough and form it into a ball, then cover with plastic wrap or store in a ziptop bag. Place dough in the refrigerator and chill 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove dough from fridge and unwrap. Get out a baking sheet. If it’s completely flat, great – just use it as you normally would. If it’s got small sides, then simply flip it over and use the back. Place dough on the ungreased baking sheet and gently roll out to approx. 1/4 to 1/8-inch thickness using a lightly-floured rolling pin. Cut out kid shapes using a sharp knife or cookie cutter.
Place baking sheet on middle rack in oven and bake 7-8 minutes. Remove from oven and place baking sheet on a wire rack to cool for a few minutes. Using a spatula, carefully remove cookies from baking sheet and place on wire rack to cool fully before decorating as desired.