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Cookies to Bake with Kids – Refrigerated Dough Speeds the Fun

December 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Let’s be real: Kids don’t care about how cookies taste – they just want to throw around the sprinkles, add chocolate chips (and eat them) and cut out fancy shapes.

Going to the trouble of making fancy doughs and flavors is crazy for time-pressed cooks.

The easy way out is using refrigerated dough that you can change the flavors of by mixing in a few ingredients. First, though, find good, pure-ingredient cookie doughs in the store. I use Immaculate Baking Co. refrigerated dough found at my Publix Supermarket – all natural ingredients.

How to: Thaw the dough to room temperature. Roll it out slightly, and add cinnamon sugar, nuts, almond extract or other flavorings to the dough, knead it to incorporate, then roll it out on a floured surface to 1/4-inch thick. Let the kids cut it with floured cutters, bake as directed, then let the kids at it with the decorating sugars and icings. It’s quick and fun – and all about the memories of baking with kids.

Tags: Baking: Cheap therapy

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