Making sugar cookies is fun and easy. I have found that sugar cookies are the one to-be-baked food that we always have ingredients in the household for. I wanted to put a twist on sugar cookie baking the other day to make it more fun for my silly sons and this is what we created…. Sugar Cookie Hands. I also wanted to include the recipe we used for sugar cookies to ensure you know how to make them as fluffy as we did.
Step one is to make the sugar cookie dough according to the ingredients and instructions on the recipe card below.
Once the sugar cookie dough is ready for shaping, you can start with the below steps. Flatten out the dough about 1/4″ thick on wax paper or similar, I used aluminum foil, but wouldn’t recommend that because it honestly ended up sticking to much to the dough.
Place your child hand on the sugar cookie dough and use a plastic knife or butter knife to trace your child’s hand, let them trace cut it out if they are old enough to utilize a plastic knife or butter knife. Get the hand shape cut out completely, this is no easy task and may be messy. We honestly ended up with a four finger hand and had to mold a fifth finger onto the dough, hence our odd looking hand below.
Once your hand is all ready, then place it on the cookie sheet to bake as per the instructions for baking found on the below recipe card. Follow baking instructions on the recipe card below and once done, you will have a beautiful hand that mimics your child’s hand. Watch as your child has fun showing off his sugar cookie hand!
- 1 cup softened unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 cup regular sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 - 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1. In a bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
- 2. In another bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- 3. Add in the eggs, and whisk until well combined.
- 4. Gradually add in the flour mixture, beating with a wooden spoon, until you get a dough like texture.
- 5. Divide the dough into two even balls and wrap in cling-film.
- 6. Chill the dough for around an hour, or until slightly firm.
- 7. Unwrap the dough, and roll on a floured surface till 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough with cookie cutters, or roll the dough into a log and slice.
- 8. Place this dough onto a baking sheet also known as a cookie sheet.
- 9. Bake the cookie cut outs in a 375 F preheated oven for 4-6 minutes. (I checked them at 3 minutes then again at 6 minutes, ovens do vary)