Don’t look now, but it’s summer!
A fact that I’m sure you are aware of.
You are also most likely aware that
kids don’t have to go to school.
I know…..what an obvious observation.
It also means that Moms and Dads
The Entertainment Committee Extraordinaire.
You know it won’t be long before you hear the words….
“What should we do today?
What’s goin’ down around the town?
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO????”
I hope you will find comfort in knowing,
I am right there with ya.
I need ideas!
Activities, projects, fun things for my kidlets to do this summer.
And so I’ve come up with a little plan.
Each Wednesday for the next 10 weeks
(That should get us to the middle of August)
I’ll be posting a fun recipe, craft or kitchen project
perfect for entertaining kids.
I have some great posts in store for you,
as well as some great giveaways.
I’m going to call this little mini series
WHAT SHOULD WE DO WEDNESDAY
I hope you enjoy it!
And now, after that long introduction….
lets get to the first post and GIVEAWAY!
These Rainbow Cookies are a great cooking project for kids. The dough is very easy to work with and the colors are so vibrant and fun. My little guys had a great time playing with the dough and watching their creations bake up in the stove.
These Wilton Icing Colors are what make the dough so vibrant. Regular food coloring just won’t do the trick. You can find Wilton Icing Colors at Walmart and most craft stores.
While at the store this week I picked up this box of
Wilton Food Coloring for one of you dear readers.
***To enter the giveaway leave me a comment telling me what your favorite
summer time activity is.
Please leave your email address
with your comment.
You may enter until Sunday night at midnight.
Winners will be announced on Monday morning.
For an extra entry post a link to this giveaway on Facebook, or post about it on your blog. Then leave me a comment telling me you did so.
Rainbow Sugar Cookies
Time: 60 minutes
Yield: about 30 cookies
Sugar Cookie Recipe from Bake at 350
3 C flour
2 t baking powder
1 C sugar
1 C cold butter
3/4 t vanilla
1/2 t almond extract
1/8 t salt
Wilton Icing Colors
1. Throw your butter and sugar into your stand mixer or into a large mixing bowl. Cream it all together for about 3 minutes.
2. Add your egg, vanilla and almond extract. Beat for 2 more minutes.
3. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder. Add it to your creamed mixture…
and mix until the ingredients are combined. The dough will be a bit crumbly. Separate the dough into four pieces and press each piece into a large ball.
4. Choose your Wilton Colors!
To add the coloring to your dough, take a butter knife and scoop out about 3/4 t of coloring. Press the coloring into the dough. You will need to knead the coloring into the dough with your hands. I like to cover my hands with plastic baggies for this kneading process.
5. After you have the color added to each piece of dough….
cut each color into small 1 inch chunks. Then play away!
6. Shape the dough however you would like. Place your fabulous creations on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray and bake at 350 for about 8 minutes.