Winter is a time for comfort foods and cozy treats, so here are some recipes for cookies that you can enjoy making this season.
Baking cookies can be a lot of fun, especially when you do it with your children (cleaning up afterward can be another thing entirely). In all seriousness, creating fun snacks with your youngsters can be a rewarding experience, as your kids learn how to measure and shape the cookies, set the oven temperature and timer, and then wait for the cookies to cool. (It’s OK to sample one or two while the cool — everyone does it — but let the cookies set first!) A fun recipe to try is the red velvet whoopie pie cookie … it’s a take on traditional red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, but in cookie form. They’re delicious and addictive, and you’re going to want to make them every chance you get.
Life Gives You Lemons
They say that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Maybe that’s a good outlet, but you could also make these lemon snowflake cookies. They use just four ingredients to produce a light, slightly chewy lemon-flavored treat that’s sweeter than sour. Confectioner’s sugar dusts the cracked top surface of these cookies, giving them a slightly topographical appearance. And really, these cookies are like a cheat code in a video game. They don’t even need real lemons. You use lemon-flavored cake mix as one of the ingredients. It produces a fluffy cookie that’s aerated and pillow-soft. Because they feature a pre-made mix, these are great cookies to start your little ones out with.
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Before You Start
Make sure to have all of your ingredients ahead of time. Nothing derails a good recipe like having to go to the store for an ingredient you’ve forgotten!