Few things can compare to the excitement of a three year old as he awaits his Upsherin (at least until he sees the real scissors!) With the big “Upsherin Day” just around the corner, here is a fun and easy idea that will add to this memorable occasion.
- Cookie dough
- Scissor cookie cutter
- Edible silver spray (I used the one by Chefmaster) available at baking supply stores
- Candy melts
- Roll out your cookie dough. Use your scissor cookie cutter to cut out the “scissors”.
- Use a drinking straw to cut a hole in both scissor handles.
- Bake the cookies according to your recipe directions.
- Place cookies on a piece of parchment paper and spray the cookies with the silver spray.
- Melt the candy melts according to the package directions and dip the handles.
Ever since I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, some 15 years ago, I have never bothered making any other recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe is very simple -my kids have been making them since they were young. Additionally, they freeze beautifully – always handy for snacks and unannounced guests! This is one recipe my family has never gotten bored of (fortunately and unfortunately)!
For those who like to bake healthier , the regular flour can be replaced with whole wheat flour. I gave this recipe to my friends who switched it – her kids have never caught on (I hope they’re not reading this post!) So enjoy making them… again… and again…. and again…
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup oil
- 1 cup + 2 Tbs sugar
- 1 cup + 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp water
- 3 eggs
- 3 cups quick oats
- 1/2 bag chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine all the ingredients, besides for the chocolate chips in the bowl of your mixer and mix well. Add chocolate chips and mix until combined.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets,1 1/2″ apart.
- Bake 12-13 minutes.Do not over-bake.
With the hurricane and early snow storm here in the Northeast, there is not much of fall that remains. So here is a colorful idea to create some fall foliage of your own.
- Sugar cookie dough
- Food coloring
- Leaf cookie cutter
Divide cookie dough into as many colors as you would like to use.
Add a generous amount of food coloring to each part to get a deep color.
Break off small pieces from each color dough, place them next to each other and then flatten the dough with a rolling pin.
Using leaf cookie cutter, cut out your cookies.
*Tip Do not over bake as this will cause the colors to fade.