Fall Fun with Your Kids

pumpkin group cookiesYou are never to old to have some fun in the kitchen with mom! Making Jack-o-Lantern cookies has always been a tradition at my house. Can’t wait to get going on these cuties!
Cute Jack O Lantern Sugar Cookies
Sturdy Sugar Cookie Dough
4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter
2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl sift dry ingredients together. Cream butter and sugar together using an electric mixer, for about 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Add dry ingredients slowly until combined. Separate dough into 2 gallon zip locks. Flatten dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Turn dough out on to a floured surface and roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out pumpkin shapes and bake on greased cookie sheet for 13-15 minutes.

Butter Cream Frosting
1 ½ sticks butter at room temperature
6 cups of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
Milk or heavy cream
Orange, green and yellow food coloring
Assorted candies if desired

Using an electric mixer, combine butter, sugar, extracts and several teaspoons of milk on low speed, continue to add milk as needed to get the proper consistency for spreading. Whip on high speed for 5-7 minutes to create a fluffy frosting. Do not leave the mixer unattended. Put about ½ cup frosting into two separate bowls. Add yellow food coloring to one bowl and green to the other and mix well. Add orange food coloring to remaining frosting. Spread each cookie with orange coloring. Place yellow and green frosting into pastry bags fitted with plain or leaf style tips. Pipe faces, leaves and stems onto cookies.

Fall Kids Classes
October 19th
10:00-11:30 Ages 4-6
FALL into Kitchen Time Fun!
My tiniest students will have a great time learning real life cooking skills as they work together to concoct yummy REAL food! The fun will begin as we make yummy sandwiches made to look like a silly hoot owl standing on a tree branch. Kids will love making fizzy green punch and delicious Apple Oat Bars with gooey caramel. S ’mores are always a fall kid favorite, this time we will be making yummy creamy S ‘mores dip. Kids will love making a delicious fall snack mix. Everyone loves Halloween so we will craft cute as pie Jack-O –Lantern cupcakes for the student to take home and show Mom! $24.00 Email today for reservations loriefan@tx.rr.com or call 214 551 9630.
October 19th
12:30-2:30 Ages 7-12
Fall Treats Kids LOVE to make and EAT!
Kids will have a blast in this hands on cooking experience. Many kitchen skills will be taught as we make real FOOD!. The fun will begin as kids make their own lunch of Bagel samis decorated with fruit to look like a beautiful owl. It will look like fall as we craft marbled Leaf Cookies, Does anything scream fall like Caramel apples, how about decadent Caramel Apple Cupcakes decorated to look like the real thing. The fun will continue as we make S’mores pops and we will learn to use the kitchen torch to toast them, we might even tell a campfire story! Kids will be amazed at just how yummy Pumpkin Muffins are. We will all work together to create a gorgeous centerpiece Jack-O-Lantern cake sure to delight everyone’s senses and last but not least traditional Popcorn Balls as a fabulous take home treat. $26.00 Email today for reservations loriefan@tx.rr.com or call 214 551 9630.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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