Monday, December 15, 2008

Chocolate Snow Flake Cookies......toddler style

Chocolate Snowflake Cookies
Toddler Style

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min (ready in 2 hours 30 minutes)

Kitchen tip: To make snowflake holes with clean edges, hold the straw vertically and twist it slightly to make the openings.

1 cup sugar 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
1 cup margarine or butter ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
softened ¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup milk ¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla drinking straw
1 egg 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (uh I used WAY MORE)

1. In large bowl, combine sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add milk, vanilla and egg; blend well. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling. (be sure to take pictures of your flour and chocolate covered toddler who was helping you mix and who also tasted the dough).
2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1/3 of dough at a time to 1/8 inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated). Cut with floured 2 ½ inch star shaped cookie cutter. Using drinking straw, punch random holes in cutout stars. (mine were not so random cause it was easier since a 2 year old was helping). Place 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheets. (Be sure to keep telling your 2 year old NOT to touch the cookies).
3. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 8 to 11 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. (Be sure to get kisses from your powdered sugar covered toddler who is “helping” you sprinkle. Allow child to have at least one cookie before dinner since she helped so well.)
4. Remind you toddler that she can NOT lick the cookies because you are trying to make them as a gift.
5. Remove LICKED cookies and put them with family batch to keep. After all one can not send one’s buddy pre-licked cookies.
6. Have fun and eat them with lots of love and laughter.
7. Package cookies meant for gift after cooled and sprinkled in ziplock bag.
8. Hide bag from toddler because she wants ALL the cookies.


Amy said...

LOL! You can't lick gift cookies?!

Thelma said...

LOL.........I guess you could if you didn't tell the gift receiver they were licked....LOL.

We made more cookies tonight with lots of cookie frosting.....yeah....I am a brave woman..or totally bonkers one...LOL. But the recipe we made tonight IF I can make it allergy safe somehow...will become a family tradition. We made this cookie paint and the cookies turned out so cute I cant stand it..LOL. I think baking cookies with my kids is more fun than anything on TV......I skipped all my favorite shows just to finish with them. It was so much fun. All 5 of us, Daddy included had a blast.

Amy said...

That's great! Family time always trumps TV.

Thelma said...

amen......we are trying to do more family time. Mike works so much and so makes it difficult but we want our kids to remember us......not their favorit tv know...