Fall is here and so many times we end up being stuck in the house trying to find something fun to do since it’s raining or cold outside. One of our favorite things to do is making fall family treats that we can decorate and then enjoy together while talking about the fun things we’ll be doing together.
I am one that loves to make sugar cookies to decorate any time of year. Fall is fun because you can make leaf cookies and have your kids decorate them in the variety of colors that they have seen them changing into: red, yellow, orange. Teaching kids while doing something fun with them will make it more enjoyable for all.
Now I know, my sugar cookies are nothing like Alison from The Alison Show, but one thing that I have learned from Alison is that cookies are fun and can be made for any event or just a regular day. Kids and parents love doing things together and why not do something fun together that will make memories that last a lifetime. We love being able to do things with our kids and see the fun ways they decorate and use their creativity.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 Tbsp sour cream
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 1/4 cups flour
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add eggs, sour cream, almond extract and vanilla and mix well.
- Add soda, salt, flour and mix on low just until combined.
- Roll dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours.
- Roll out on floured surface and cut into shapes.
- Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 375 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes. (These cookies don’t brown.) Cool on racks, then frost and decorate!