Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies for a Child's Play Oven

Have you ever noticed that those recipes for the little tiny kid ovens, like Easy Bake, are VERY expensive and really cruddy. Well, we decided to try a little experiment and we made some whole wheat sugar cookies in my kids' oven. They really weren't too bad...MUCH better than the store-bought recipes AND they were MUCH cheaper AND they were MUCH healthier!!! So, if you are looking for something fun to do with your kids...try this out.

Children’s Sugar Cookies (for a child’s play oven…like an Easy Bake Oven)

1 T butter
3 T white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp baking soda
¼ C whole wheat flour (can use about ½ tsp less if you would like them less puffy)

Mix all ingredients. Roll into ¾ in balls. Grease child’s baking pans. Place balls in greased pans. If you want, you can sprinkle them with a little bit of white sugar before baking. Bake in child’s oven (Easy Bake) for about 7 minutes. If you want them a little flatter, you can flatten them with the back of a spoon after they bake for 3-4 minutes. I had my kids make ALL of this recipe and they loved it and the cookies actually tasted pretty good! They learned to measure properly and really had a blast!

Note: you can substitute the white sugar with powdered sugar. They are delicious this way. They are much flatter, too. So, if you like them puffier, use the white sugar (picture on the left)…for flatter ones, use the powdered sugar (picture on the right).

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