My kids sweet-talked me into buying this tube of cookie dough. And then demanded cookies immediately.
I refused the request for raw cookie dough, and decided to use the promise of cookies to motivate some practice with learning letters.
Alphabet Cookies Ingredients
Tube of sugar cookie dough
Baking sheet (parchment paper is helpful but optional)
And that’s it! Flour can also be helpful to prevent the dough from getting too soft and sticky, but it’s entirely optional. In face the sticky texture can be a lot of fun for kids to play with!
To create your letters, you start with a snake (just like with play-dough). My 3-year-old had a good time focusing on rolling his cookie dough snake, although he needed a bit of help getting it into the cookie sheet.
Then you shape the letter onto the cookie sheet. Of course the kids decided they wanted to create their own names, which led to my 6-year-old giving his little brother a very entertaining lesson on the proper way to shape an “A”.
Then, time to bake! The dough spread even more than I was expecting – if we do this again, I’ll try to make the snakes even skinnier. When the cookies look all poofy and brown on the edges, they’re done.
And the final step – enjoy your cookies! My boys were so proud of their cookie names, they were only slightly disappointed they couldn’t eat the whole thing in one sitting.