How to Make a Hand Sugar Cookie for Fun with Children #recipe #foodie

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.

How to Make Sugar Cookie Hands for Toddlers

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.

How to Make Sugar Cookie Hands

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Pecan Cookie Recipe

GE’s Test Kitchen Manager Brigid Blocker shares her personal cookie recipe that is the favorite of her three grown sons.

Pecan Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. water
2 cups pecans, finely ground

Cream butter and sugar until light.  Add remaining ingredients, and mix well.  Chill dough until firm.

Preheat oven to 325°. Shape dough into ¾” balls.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 20-23 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Roll warm baked cookies in granulated sugar.  After cookies have cooled completely, store in airtight container.

Makes 6 – 8 dozen cookies.

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*Note image is not that of the recipe shared. It’s simply an image of cookies.

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