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A Geography lesson on States that involves making a State Cookie
PreK, K, 1, 2, 3
Subject: Social Studies Title: Make A State Cookie by Kimberly Austin Objectives: TLW follow directions.
Materials Needed: recipe ingredients: 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 4 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 4 cups flour (approximately), extra sugar for top of cookies, raisins, silver candies, and/or red hots for baking.
Preparation: Make a cookie cutout of the state outline. To do this, trace a small state outline, about 3″x4″, on oaktag. Make four to six copies of it. Cut them out.
Directions: Students bake cookies following the recipe. Cream butter and sugar. Beat eggs and add to milk. Sift baking powder with 3 cups flour. Combine mixtures and add vanilla. Then, add rest of sifted flour. (Only add more to make dough easy to handle.) Press into large ball. Chill for at least one hour.
Roll dough out on floured board about 1/4″ thick. Put patterns of state on top of rolled-out dough. Cut around them using a table knife.
Put dough cutouts on cookie sheet. Place a raisin or baking candy where capital is located. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
Source: Big Book of Everything for Fourth Grade; Instructional Fair, Inc.