We pulled the Easy Bake Oven out last night to make some cookies. It was a Christmas gift for my daughter last year. I’m happy to say that it’s gotten a fair amount of use. We keep it in a room near the kitchen and I store the little pans and tools in the kitchen. I also bought a cookbook called Baking with Mommy Cookbook. It’s got easy recipes that taste good. I refuse to buy the expensive mixes.
Sometimes, we bake a small portion of whatever we’re having for dinner in the EBO. We’ve done Nachos, baked spaghetti, cheese tortillas, pizza… It’s a fun way to spend time together.
The Snowball Cookie recipe is adapted from Baking with Mommy Cookbook. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 Tbs. powdered sugar
- 2 Tbs. butter, softened (didn’t make it in the picture)
- 5 Tbs. flour
- 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1/8 tsp. baking soda
- shake of cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. vanilla
- enough water to make dough
- extra powdered sugar
Combine all the ingredients except the extra powdered sugar. Go easy adding the water. It doesn’t take much. Stir it all together with a spoon until it’s well combined.
Roll the dough into balls. Our dough was too soft to roll, so we just dropped them from a spoon. Roll each cookie dough ball in powdered sugar. Bake for 6-10 minutes. The book says 10, but we found 6 minutes was enough. I think this may depend on the size of your cookies.