Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The easiest, best sugar cookies...

We made cookies for the boys' Sunday School teachers this year and boy, did they turn out completely perfect! I have made a ton of cookies, all turning out pretty well...but these were just wonderful!
Here is the recipe we used...

  • 1 French vanilla cake mix (honestly, you could use any flavor cake mix, but we wanted to make a more classic sugar cookie version)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • granulated sugar, sugar sprinkles, or jimmies for decoration
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the yolks and butter together until well blended. Add vanilla. Slowly add cake mix to the batter and mix until slightly firm. Now you can either form into balls and roll in sugars, or scoop and drops them onto a baking sheet using a melon baller (which is what we did). Bake for 11-13 minutes.

I scooped out the batter using a melon baller and then the children added all the decorations. We had candy cane sugar sprinkles, solid red sugars, solid green sugars, and regular granulated sugar to add to the top of each cookie before they baked.

The kids loved to make these and even made a few for Santa.

These were delicious!!! We bagged them up and
put a printed label on them for the 4 Sunday
School teachers.

While they baked, we tracked Santa using the NORAD tracker on my phone. After we located him on my phone, the kids would track him on the globe. Educational and super fun too!!!

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