Let’s Bake Some Cookies

Let’s Bake Some Cookies

Baking cookies with your children can be a truly fun event for parents and kids. The tasty outcome is of course on the list. But more notably, baking with children is an excellent method to hang around with them and to teach them things at the exact same time you’re all having a good time.

Baking cookies with any or all of your kids is a naturally fun activity.  They are portable, sweet and enjoyable to make. Little kids can roll the dough into balls and flatten it with a fork, comparable to making peanut butter cookies.

What makes your cookies even better is to add corn starch to the dough. Bakers found really early on that corn starch provided biscuits, muffins, cakes, shortcakes, pie crusts and most notably cookies a finer texture and more tender crumb when compared to dishes using flour alone.

Here’s a recipe for Lemon Shortbread Cookies that’s tasty and simple and should produce a batch of household enjoyable.

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

1 1/3 cups Argo or Kingsford’s Corn Starch

2 cups butter or margarine softened

2/3 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon carefully shredded lemon peel

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

Makes 6 dozen

Using your stand mixer, cream the butter well and add the powdered sugar until fluffy.

Add lemon peel and vanilla; beat well. In a medium bowl, stir together flour and corn starch; add to mixture and beat well.

Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake about 15 minutes or until the cookies are gently browned.

Baking with any or all of your kids is a naturally enjoyable activity. Cookies are portable, sweet and enjoyable to make. Small kids can roll the dough into balls and flatten it with a fork, comparable to making peanut butter cookies. What makes them even better is to add corn starch to the dough. Bakers found extremely early on that corn starch offered biscuits, muffins, cakes, shortcakes, pie crusts and other baked goods a finer texture and more tender crumb when compared to recipes using flour alone.