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Father's Day Crafts

Giant Dad Cookies

Make Father's day a little sweeter with these giant dad cookies painted with love on Father's Day.

What You'll Need:

4 cups flour


2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup butter

1-1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon lemon extract

4 egg yolks

2 mixing bowls

Cups and spoons

Electric beater

Rolling pin

Empty 1-pound coffee can with top and bottom cut out and edges smoothed down

Small bowls

Food coloring




Cookie sheet

Have an adult help you preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with an electric beater until it is fluffy.

Add the flour mixture a little at a time, and stir until everything is well blended. Roll out the dough on a clean counter. Use a coffee can to cut out large circles -- make sure an adult has smoothed down the edges of the can so you don't cut yourself.

To make the cookie paint, put an egg yolk in a small bowl with a few drops of food coloring. Stir until well mixed. For each color you want, you will need another egg yolk in a separate bowl.

Now write sweet messages and paint pictures on your giant cookies. Write things such as "I Love My Dad," "Best Dad," and "Dad Is Great!"

Then carefully lift the cookies with a spatula and bake them on a cookie sheet for about 10 minutes or until they are just slightly brown. When the cookies have cooled, serve dad a sweet message on his special day.

Make dad a gift he can really use. Find how you can create a key keeper that dad can hang by the door so he'll see it before he leaves for work every day.

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