Cooking with kids – A Cookie Mishap while listening to Johann Sebastian Bach – but we fixed it!


Cooking with kids – so much fun whenver we do it. Last week we made sugar cookies and I misread the recipe so had to make it up and it turned out fine! Here is the recipe that worked out fine even though it was a rescue project! And Jack and Jonah our oldest grandkids helped a lot – of course there was a big mess – to be expected when cooking with kids – and as we heat our swimming pool and the weather was fine – we had a swim before ( and while we were waiting for the cookies to bake!)


1 cup butter

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 cup sour milk ( add white vinegar to regular or 2% milk to make it sour)

5 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Combine dry ingredients.
  3. Add to butter mixture by alternating with sour milk.
  4. Refrigerate dough till stiff.
  5. Roll out on floured surface and cut with cookie cutters. Since our grandkids were helping, we used our fingers to roll the dough into small balls ( some were rather odd shaped since each child made his own version but the taste was still wonderful!)
  6. Bake about 10 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE!

Of course we have music going all the time – this time it was one of our favorite classical composers -Johann Sebastian Bach and the Brandenburg Concerto’s.



About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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