How to Bake Sugar Cookies

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Outline General goal: I want to inform my audience Specific goal: I want to teach the class how to make my grandma’s homemade sugar cookies. Thesis statement: It is very easy to make my grandma’s homemade sugar cookies, all you need are the ingredients, to mix and bake, and then decorate. Introduction I. This sugar cookie recipe was taught to my grandma by her own grandmother. II. It is a family tradition to make these cookies every Christmas Eve at my grandma’s house. III. Making these cookies is a way for our family to bond and come together for the Holidays. Body I. The first step in making sugar cookies is getting the ingredients. A. For the sugar cookies you will need most of the basic cookie ingredients and one special ingredient. 1. 1 cup of shortening 2. 1 cup of sugar 3. 1 teaspoon of vanilla 4. 1 egg 5. 2 cups of flour 6. ½ tsp baking soda and salt 7. ¼ cup sour cream B. For the frosting you will only use a few ingredients as needed 1. Powdered sugar 2. Butter 3. Vanilla 4. Milk (Transition: Once we have all the ingredients together we can start to put together the cookies.) II. The second step in making sugar cookies is mixing and baking. A. The first part of this step is to mix the ingredients together. 1. You add all of the cookie ingredients together in one medium size bowl. 2. Then you get a large spoon and mix it all together until it forms into dough. 3. Extra flour is added to the dough, table and roller so they do not sick. 4. Roll the dough out until it is a quart of an inch thick and then use your preferred cutter to shape the dough into cookies. 5. Place then on a trey and cook them in an oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. (Transition: While the cookies are baking it is a good time to start making the frosting.) III. Frosting

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