I have included many favorite recipes in my books. Here are just a few. I hope you will enjoy trying them with your children! 

MR. COOKIE BAKER'S SUGAR COOKIES

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk

1. Mix together 2 cups of the flour, the baking powder and the salt. 
2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Then beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and milk. 
3. Stir in the flour mixture, then gradually add enough of the remaining flour to make the dough stiff enough to roll.
4. Form the dough into a ball. Chill at least 1 hour.
5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
6. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
7. Bake about 8 to 10 minutes or until nicely browned. (Makes about 4 dozen cookies.)

MR. COOKIE BAKER'S FROSTING
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 tablespoons milk (approximate) 
colored sprinkles

1. Cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract.
2. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the milk. Then gradually add enough of the remaining milk to make the frosting smooth and easy to spread. 
3. Spread the frosting on cookies with smooth-edged knife, then decorate with colored sprinkles. 
Make the cookies colorful and have fun! 

Yummy!

 

      

SUZETTE'S CREPE RECIPE
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt 

Utensils: a big bowl, whisk, ladle, spatula, and a large frying pan 

In the bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk. Beat in the milk. Then add the flour and mix until very smooth. Add the melted butter, sugar, and salt to the batter and blend well. It should be the consistency of very heavy cream. Add slightly more milk if necessary. (Alternatively, the mixing can be done in a blender or food processor.) The batter can be used immediately, but even better, cover and chill 1 hour or overnight. 

Heat the pan and brush lightly with melted butter. Pour in a ladle-ful of batter (about 3 tablespoons). Quickly swirl the pan around so the batter spreads out thin. Cook over medium-high heat until the crêpe is set and the edges are lightly browned and lift up easily, about 2 minutes. Flip it, spread it with your favorite filling, and cook for about another minute. Fold it in half, and then in half again, creating a triangle, then serve! (makes about 8 crêpes) 

Bon appetit!

ANNIE'S APPLESAUCE CAKE
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice (optional)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional) 
1 cup applesauce
2/3 cup raisins 

Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and beat well. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce, beating after each addition and blending well. Stir in raisins. Pour batter into 9" greased tube pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until browned and toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool and spread with butter frosting (same as Mr Cookie Baker's frosting above).

Delicious!