These simple sugar cookies were introduced to our family by my sister’s Grade 1 teacher. Materials Cookies 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup butter 2 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour 3 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt Icing butter icing sugar milk or water vanilla food colouring (optional) Additional Materials Rolling pin Measuring spoons Measuring cups Directions Cookies Pre-heat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Put on your apron. Beat together the eggs and sugar in a mixer. Add butter and vanilla. Beat well. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to the liquid mixture. Roll the dough out on a floured surface and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes. Please note: Be sure to watch carefully- these cookies burn easily. Put the cookies on cooling racks and once cool, decorate! Icing Beat butter (approximately 1/2 a cup) with approximately 1 tablespoon of vanilla and then add approximately 2 cups of icing sugar slowly. Add milk or water to thin. Increase the liquids if you want to make a glaze style icing for dipping and decreasing the liquids if you want to make a more spreadable one. You could also transfer the icing into a squeeze bottle (we usually use a sealable bag first, snip the corner and then squeeze it into the bottle) and/or add decorations should you like. If you added milk to the recipe, be sure to refrigerate the cookies. Purpose Developing one’s math skills (measuring items) Learning how to read procedural types of writing Learning real-life applications for reading Safety Notes This is an activity that is meant to be done WITH an adult as it requires the use of a an oven and a mixer. Be sure to use oven mitts when removing a hot tray from the oven and allow the cookies to cool before handling them. This recipe includes items that may be allergens. Please read it carefully. It is suggested that you wear a smock to protect your clothes. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.