Tess Hazel Usher: Today Nana and I are going to make cookies. Nana made two different kinds of dough so we could have a taste test. First we got the dough out of the fridge. Next, I rolled out half a portion of dough. My favorite cookie cutters are the Jewish star, the menorah, the turkey, the dreidel, the apple, and the snowman. For Thanksgivukkah we included the dreidel and the turkey. I put sprinkles in the first batch of cookies.

Nana bought lots of decorating icing so we used them to decorate all the rest of the cookies. We like the brown sugar recipe better. Cooking with Nana is fun because she lets me eat the cookies. She also lets me eat the raw dough. Please don’t tell my parents!!!!

½ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add egg and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Add flour, salt, and baking powder. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Dust the counter with flour, roll out the dough, cut into shapes, put on a large cookie sheet, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until starting to brown on the edges. Decorate with frosting if you’d like.