Baking with Ben

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This weekend was Christmas Cookie Weekend. Ben really likes to “help” when it comes to cooking. He is pretty much an expert in cuisine, so he demands to be held to oversee while I am cooking/baking. However, he has a problem. He is deathly afraid of the hand mixer. About the only thing that kept him from screaming in fear was his “Spatula of Power” or “Security Spatula,” if you will. Even with this utensil, he gripped me like a koala bear clinging to dear life. Here is the recipe we were making when he decided that Mommy needed some assistance:

Domino Sugar’s Swedish Butter Cookies

Makes 1 trillion (Not really that many. It depends on the size)

  • 3/4 lb. butter (3 sticks) softened, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups  Domino® Granulated Sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer (SOOOOO scary), cream butter, then slowly beat in sugar. Add lightly beaten eggs. In a separate bowl, mix flour and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture. Blend well. Add vanilla.
  3. Fill cookie press or pastry bag with one quarter of dough at a time. Pipe cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. I like to use an “S” shape with either the cookie press or pastry bag
  4. Sprinkle liberally with colored sugar or sprinkles (yum).
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool 10 minutes while on cookie sheet. Transfer to rack to cool completely.
Ben trying to use his Spatula of Power on Mommy's hair. We're working on the real use of spatulas.

Ben trying to use his Spatula of Power on Mommy’s hair. We’re working on the real use of spatulas.

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