Today, we made our gingerbread houses. I love that our local grocers offers this--it saves us from stocking up on candy we really don't need. And can I just comment on how fabulously creative Lorelei is? Her gingerbread houses are always remarkable.
Butterscotch Rolled Cookies
2 2/3 cup (or one bag) of granulated brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Mix sugar, salt and butter in a large mixing bowl.Beat eggs and vanilla into mixture until light and fluffy.
Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and cinnamon, and gradually blend into sugar ingredients.
Chill well. (About an hour at least.)
Roll dough out on well floured surface. Cut into shapes.
Bake on lightly sprayed cookie sheets at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
The kids had fun rolling out dough, wielding cookie cutters and pouring on mountains of sprinkles. What I love most is the way they work together and help one another.