Getting ready for Halloween – Are your kids excited? Try cooking with kids to make Sugar Cookies!

Our grandkids are already getting excited. Can you believe it? Only 4 weeks to go? Sigh…it seems like Halloween is the topic of discussion for 5 and 3 year old children for months… here are my oldest grandsons trying out their ‘looks’. What about some spooky music? Have you heard ‘MONSTERS IN MY ROOM’? It works for us!

Here is a really easy recipe for Sugar Cookies – and you can buy great Halloween sprinkles ( Michaels is my favorite store for these!)


2 cups flour, plus more for rolling out cookies
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg until well blended.
  4. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until combined.
  5. Divide dough in half and shape into two discs.
  6. Wrap in waxed paper and chill until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  8. Working with one disc of dough at a time, roll out dough on a floured surface until (1/4-inch) thick and cut out cookies with floured cookie cutters.
  9. Transfer cookies to parchment paper-lined baking sheets, spacing them 1 inch apart.
  10. Bake until just golden around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes.
  11. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool and then decorate as desired. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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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