Oh, what a happy day it was on Tuesday when we opened a box from the Curious Chef company. At Least, it started out happy. Princess Runwild was just ecstatic when I showed her the beautifully packaged box of child-sized baking utensils. I snapped this picture......
And then my camera battery died. Unfortunately, we had to wait to proceed on with our review of the Curious Chef product....and our cookie making. It was a long afternoon...
But, then the battery finally charged and we were ready again! I thought this little project was just going to be Princess Runwild,
but as you can see Princess Runwilder started making her way into the scene.
Eventually, she took over the project.
Have I ever mentioned that Runwilder is the Alpha Princess. Yes, I think the oldest is scared of her. Heck, sometimes, I'm even scared of her :)
So let me tell you a bit about these Curious Chef kits. We received the 6 pc Cookie Making Kit.
Photo Courtesy of Curious Chef®
Let me just tell you, these are well made utensils. They are not cheap and flimsy. As the company states "These are not toys. They are real cooking utensils." This company really got it right on these products. Even though these are sized for children, and as you can see even little Princess Runwilder can use them,
They also fit nicely in my own hands. Yes, you see where I'm going with this..The princesses will have to share them with the queen :) Seriously, the rolling pin and the wisk are my two new favorite kitchen utensils! This kit would make a perfect gift for your budding little chef. Oh, and this company also makes a pizza kit, a Chef Essentials Kit, and a 17 pc Measure and Prep Kit. Lots of great products to choose from.
Now, let me move along to the recipe we decided on for trying out our new kitchenware. We used a sugar cookie recipe that was on the back of the Curious Chef box. I was quite intrigued with this recipe. It did not all all look like the recipe I generally use for sugar cookies. This recipe had sour cream included in the ingredients. I love sour cream in baked goods. So we went with it. It absolutely was a different cookie. But, different in a good way. The cookies were very puffy and large, but still retained their shape of the cookie cutter. They were very mild almost like a tea cake. These were very cake-like indeed. Not overly sweet. Yet, that was probably for the best since we slathered icing over them. I highly recommend including the icing! Don't you love child-decorated cookies!?!? I think they are just the sweetest! Enjoy!
Curious Chef Roll Out Cookies Ingredients 1 Cup Shortening 1 Cup Sugar 1 Egg 1 Cup Sour Cream 1-1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 4 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1-1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda 1/4 Teaspoon Salt Frosting Directions1.Wash hands with soap and water 2.Gather all of your ingredients 3.Preheat oven to 350° F 4.Measure out shortening and sugar, place in medium size mixing bowl 5.Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy 6.Beat in the egg, sour cream and vanilla
7.Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add these ingredients to creamed mixture and mix well 8.On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/3-in. thickness 9.Cut with your variety of Curious Chef cookie cutters 10.Lightly coat baking sheet with cooking spray, skip this step for non-stick sheets 11.Place cookies 1 inch apart on baking sheet 12.Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes or until set 13.Remove from oven using hot pads, cool for 1-2 minutes to allow cookies to set 14.Transfer cookies to wire rackes to finish cooling complelely 15.When cool, frost cookies as desired 16.Decorate with additional toppings if desired
So you like this cute little Curious Chef set? Well, you can buy one here if you just can't stand to wait.....Or you can enter my giveaway. The nice people at Curious Chef sent me 2 of these great 6pc Cookie Kits. One for me and one for one of y'all! All you have to do is leave me a comment stating your favorite recipe to cook with your kids, grand-kids, nieces/nephews, cousins, or someone elses kids.
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*All opinions stated in this post of the Curious Chef products are purely my opinion. I was not paid any compensation to make these statements.