Making these cookies will become a holiday tradition in your family
We like this recipe because you don’t have to chill the cookie dough before you cut out the shapes. Who wants to wait for the dough to chill when you can enjoy freshly baked cookies right away? With each step, we provide sensory suggestions for you to try with your child. You can follow one or all the suggestions – touch, taste, see, smell, and hear.
This recipe makes about four dozen cookies. You can freeze baked cookies for up to six months. Let cookies cool completely, stack them with parchment paper in between each layer of cookies and store the cookies in a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag. Lay the cookies out to thaw completely before icing them.
You can also freeze raw cookie dough for up to six months if you don’t want to make a whole batch. Wrap the cookie dough tightly in plastic wrap and then place it in a freezer-safe resealable plastic bag to freeze. Let the dough defrost in the refrigerator overnight before rolling it out and cutting the dough into shapes to bake.
Recipe Steps & Suggested Sensory Directions
If you choose to frost your cookies, make the icing.