Plate cookies are not nearly the size of regular cookies. They are the size of well, a plate. A 12 inch dinner plate to be exact. Thus the name plate cookies. They are huge and good, too, just as cookies are supposed to be.
Sugar cookies. Gingerbread cookies. Peanut butter cookies. Who doesn’t love a good cookie? It doesn’t matter whether they are dunked in a glass of milk or crumbled over a mound of ice cream, children love cookies — so do children at heart.
Baking cookies play a big role in the joy derived from eating the sweet treats. Kids get a kick out of making this recipe as they often do baking cookies. And talk about creating memories that will last a lifetime. You can’t go wrong baking cookies. That’s the kind of stuff that puts the “M” in memory.
I remember sitting at the kitchen table with my mother when I was five or six years old, the first time she taught me how to make sugar cookies. It was just the tow of us. We had the best time gathering all of the ingredients to make our treats then then actually baking them.
I thought then, as I do now, that there is something exciting and magical about being in the kitchen, mixing everyday ordinary ingredients in a bowl, including sugar, flour, and vanilla extract then placing them in the oven, and minutes later pulling out something extraordinary – cookies!
That’s the kind of stuff that gives life to cherished memories that live forever. And we you least expect it, those memories stored in the back of your mind rise to the forefront and warm your heart all over again.
When I became a mom, I passed the joy of cooking on to my son. His lesson, like mine, began with baking a batch of cookies. Although in his case, we baked chocolate chip cookies – his favorite. They came out just the way he likes them – soft and chewy.
Somewhere along they way those small, round, bite-sized cookies we used to bake grew in size. And they kept growing and growing and growing as big as, well, a plate. That’s what happens when little ones discussing cookies while baking them say things like, “I’m going to make my cookie as big as a car.” or “My cookie is going to be as big as my house.” And they have to be convinced to make a cookie the size of something inside the house, like a plate first.
Plate cookies are super fun to make. They present a great canvass for kiddos to use their icing and sprinkles to create a giant smiley face or a giant Mr. Sunshine or anything their little hearts desire, including a house. For other fun treats for children to enjoy watch the video below.
See recipe below for delicious plate cookies.
2 TABLESPOONS VANILLA EXTRACT
1 LARGE EGG
1/2 CUP BROWN SUGAR
1/2 CUP WHITE SUGAR
3/4 CUP SOFT BUTTER
2 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
1 TEASPOON BAKING SODA
1 AND A 1/2 CUPS SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS
PREHEAT OVEN 375 DEGREES
MIX VANILLA, BROWN AND WHITE SUGAR IN A BOWL, ADD EGG AND MIX SOME MORE. ADD BAKING SODA AND FLOUR AND MIX FOR TWO MINUTES THEN ADD CHOCOLATE CHIPS. THE MIXTURE SHOULD BE CREAMY, BUT FIRM.
LINE 12 INCH CAKE PAN WITH PARCHMENT PAPER THEN SPRAY IT WITH COOKING OIL. USE A SPATULA OR YOUR FINGERS TO SPREAD AND SHAPE THE DOUGH ON THE PARCHMENT PAPER. BAKE ABOUT 20 MINUTES. (MORE OR LESS DEPENDING ON YOUR OVEN). REMOVE PLATE COOKIE FROM THE OVEN, LET COOL AND DECORATE. ENJOY!
NOTE: YOU CAN ALSO ADD M&Ms, PEANUT BUTTER CHIPS AND MARSHMALLOWS TO YOUR DOUGH.