Bake Up Some Cookies For Family Fun:
There are lots of reasons parents are baking cookies, making use of their kids right now. The good outcome is, of course, available. But most importantly, baking with children is an excellent way to spend time using them and to train them things concurrently you’re all enjoying yourself.
Baking cookies with any of your kids is a naturally fun activity. Cookies are portable, sweet and fun to generate. They can be manufactured in stages if time is tight-prepare the dough at dusk and bake them your next morning. Older children can see the recipe and direct adults about what steps to look at. Small children can roll the dough into balls and flatten it using a fork, much like making peanut butter cookies. There’s enough fun for everyone for everyone.
What makes your cookies better yet is to add corn starch towards the dough. In fact, many recipes for baked goods on the early last century used corn starch along with the flour. Bakers found very at the beginning that corn starch gave biscuits, muffins, cakes, shortcakes, pie crusts and the majority notably cookies a finer texture and even more tender crumb in comparison to recipes using flour alone. Recipe books produced then through the experts at Argo and Kingsford’s Corn Starch bear this out. In fact, Argo, established in 1892, has offered their potential customer’s cookie recipes since its very early years.
Here’s a recipe for Lemon Shortbread Cookies that’s straightforward and easy and delicious and will make for a jug of family fun.
Lemon Shortbread Cookies
11/3 cups Argo or Kingsford’s Corn Starch
2 cups butter or margarine
2/3 cup powdered sugar
One teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
Makes six dozen
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat butter until softened. Add powdered sugar, beat until well combined. Add lemon peel and vanilla; beat well. In a medium bowl, stir together flour and corn starch; help to increase mixture and beat well.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls (kids will like this). Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press tines of any fork atop each ball for making a subtle design. Bake about a quarter-hour or until bottoms is lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.