Making cookie cutter sugar cookies with kids is a great activity…but the process of rolling it out, cutting cute shapes, scraping it up and rolling it out yet again is sometimes just too many steps.
Not one to use mixes or pre-made cookie dough (too many additives, way too expensive and never as yummy as homemade!), I’ve been looking for a simple recipe for plain, delicious cookies that my kids could have fun decorating.
I picked up one of those Taste of Home magazines at the checkout counter the other day for some cookie inspiration, and found a great recipe to play with, changed it up a little and hear you have it.
I was lucky enough to have gotten this recipe from Facebook friend Brina Sachs Gonzalez right before Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year.) The recipe not only resulted in super yummy cookies, but turned out to be so easy that I could make it with my children…even with a broken KitchenAid! I have doubled all of Brina's original measurements, so the recipe can easily be halved (if you can figure out how to measure 1/6 of a tsp!)
2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
1/3 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp honey
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
I have always wanted to get into making bread. Something about the whole process from the first bubble volcano of yeast, to the mush and squoosh of the dough to the final mouth-watering smell that fills the whole apartment just makes me want to take it on.
And, of course, from my viewpoint as a New York Jew, challah is basically the be all and end all when it comes to bread. After trying out a whole bunch of recipes that didn't quite hit the mark, I finally found a recipe that I will actually incorporate into my repertoire on Hadassah Sabo Milner's blog In the Pink which came to her from fellow blogger Suzannah (Shoshana) Raff .