Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Tools

Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Electric or Hand Mixer
Sifter
Cookie Sheet
Cutting Board
Rolling Pin
Parchment Paper or Aluminum Foil
Cookie Cutters

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

 

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil and set aside.
2. Combine the softened butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Cream using an electric or hand mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract. Set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.

4. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ones, until fully combined. Cover and chill for at least one hour in the refrigerator.

5. When the dough is ready, lightly dust a cutting board with flour. Section off the dough and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to shape the dough and place them one inch apart on the lined cookie sheet.

6. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the edges are light, golden brown. Let them cool and then decorate with Royal Icing!
June 22, 2020 — Handstand Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Tools

Measuring Cups
Teaspoon
2 Large Mixing Bowls
Electric or Hand Mixer
Spatula
Spoon
Baking Dish & Cookie Cutters or Cupcake Mold & Baking Sheet

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups rolled oats

 

1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2-1 cup brown sugar (depending on sweetness preference)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter (room temperature)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Chocolate chips

 

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
2. Thoroughly grease the baking sheet and/or cupcake mold.
3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, chocolate chips, rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. 
4. In another large bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until combined. 
5. Slowly add the dry ingredients mix into the butter and sugar mixture.

6. Once combined, place the mixture into the baking dish and/or spoon into the cupcake mold. 

*If using the cupcake mold, place on baking sheet.

7. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before removing from mold. 
8. If baked in baking dish, use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes!
June 22, 2020 — Handstand Kitchen