Kids love anything they can freely manipulate in their hands: squishing, poking, squeezing, pattin, rolling out, and cutting. And it only gets that much better if they can eat it later too! That's what makes this Sugar Cookie recipe a perfect activity (& treat!) for toddlers 24 months plus. Not only does it foster eye-hand coordination, but it also helps develop their fine motor skills. Depending on your cookie cutters & your toppings, here is a chance to learn about shapes, colours, & textures as well.
Here's what you'll need:
For the dough:
1. 3 cups flour
2. 1 tsp. baking powder
3. 1/2 tsp. salt
4. 1 cup butter
5. 1 1/4 cups sugar
6. 3 eggs
For the Cookie cutting:
1. Lightly floured surface
2. Rolling pin
4. Different shapes of cookie cutters
5. Different sizes, colours, & textures of toppings
- Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
- Separately cream butter & sugar until light & fluffy.
- Add eggs & vanilla to egg/sugar mix.
- Gradually stir flour mix into creamed mix. Combine well.
- Form dough into 3 balls & wrap each ball with plastic wrap. Allow them to chill in fridge for 2 hours.
- Help your child roll out dough to desired thickness, and demonstrate how to use the cookie cutters.
- Allow your child to roll, cut, and sprinkle with toppings.
- Bake for 7-10 mins at 375F.