Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lemon Jammies

Baking cookies is something that everyone in my family enjoys.  Naturally, I'd really like to pass that love and tradition on to Sam.  As luck would have it, one of his projects for the month of April is to review how a cookbook is organized, and to bake something from it.  These Jammies have perfect timing!  So we set out to make enough for the entire 2nd grade class.  Rose suggests a 2 1/4" round cutter, but we opted for a 3/4" square cutter.  Sam thought we should try to be different.  That's my boy!

Lemon zest really adds a nice kick to this dough.

Using the food processor makes this dough a quick mix, and quite easy for a 7 yr. old.

Sam learned to count at a young age by baking and counting cups.  Sometimes it's hard to keep that pesky flour in the cup though!

Be forewarned, this dough is delicious.  We had a tough time not eating it!

It's important to chill the dough for best result with the cutter.

Using dostixs ensures the correct thickness and makes it much easier for the little bakers!

We had to work quickly to keep the dough from becoming too soft.

Sam loves chocolate, so he chose to make a chocolate butter cream for the class cookies.  I chose a blackberry jam.  Both tasted fantastic and received a thumbs up!

Sam's report back from his class is that they tasted delicious!!!  LOL, tell us something we don't already know.  ;)  So, these really are kid tested and approved.  Sam also said "That Rose really knows what she's doing."   Yes baby, she really does!


  1. Hi Jill: that is one handsome young baker in your kitchen! You are a lucky mom. Chocolate sounds like a wonderful variation. Love those square cookies too!

  2. What delicious fun! Sam chose well with the square cutter. Glad to know chocolate goes well with these cookies and the blackberry jam which sounds fantastic.

  3. LOL! Your son Sam is so cute! He sure knows what is good! Food connoisseur in making! :) I like your square cookies!

  4. very cute and fun, I also enjoy incorporating the young ones in the kitchen..

  5. The squares are a great choice by your sous chef. He looks like he knows what he's doing.