Easy to make cookies for kids "Puppies"

Ingredients to make these cookies for kids: 1 cup (140 grams) of all-purpose flour, 100 grams of unsalted butter, 50 grams of confectioners' sugar (1/2 cup), 50 grams of ground hazelnuts or almonds, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Cookies for Kids - step 1. Make cookie dough.

Put the butter in a large, deep bowl. Beat the butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, beating after each addition.

Gradually add flour, ground nuts and vanilla.

Cookies for Kids - step 2. Divide the dough in half. Add cocoa to one part of the dough so that its color is brown.

Homemade cookies - step 3. Place both halves of the dough in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

Fun cookie recipes - step 4. Roll out the dough to be 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out hearts.

Cut the brown hearts in halves as shown in the picture. They will make puppy’s ears.

Fun cookie recipes - puppy shaped cookies

Fun cookie recipes - step 5. Place the white hearts on a baking sheet and then attach two brown ears to each white heart.

Cookies for Kids - step 6. Using brown dough and a drinking straw, make small balls. Place them on the puppy’s face as its eyes, nose and whiskers. Bake the cookies.

Cookies for kids - cute puppies

Homemade cookies for kids

Note: You can use M&M’s in different colors for the puppies’ eyes and nose.

Contributor: Yulia Zankari, Germany