Teacher Appreciation: Craisin Sugar Cookies
What did you do to celebrate the wonderful teachers in your kiddo’s life? I appreciate teachers who treat my children like their own when I am not around like they just donated a much needed kidney to me. It’s priceless finding a teacher who, for some unknown reason, has love and compassion in their hearts for my child just because chance placed them on their roll. They worry as much as I do when my child is challenged with a particular concept in class. They email or call me if someone is bothering my child at school. Or better yet they email or call me to head off my child being the potential ‘bother-er’. And they show up at recitals and soccer games that start early in the morning during ‘I’m not getting paid for this’ hours. When we come across this type of teacher I am more than willing to pour on the appreciation. When I purchase teacher appreciation gifts I normally try to stick to the store bought kind. But, in this case the homeroom mom had my son’s teacher detail her many interests and likes. After a week or two of delay in signing up for what I would bring for teacher appreciation I was left with one choice: ‘anything with cherries in them’. Hmmmm…that’s what I get for procrastinating. Fortunately my procrastination sparked some inspiration and craisin raisin cookies were born. Hopefully my son’s teacher took a bite and had faith in the fact that I have a clean kitchen (which I do). Either way, if they ended up in the trash or her stomach I hope that she could feel the teacher appreciation.
Ingredients:Follow this sugar cookie recipe. 1 cup craisins
Add 1-1 ½ cup of craisins to sugar cookie dough.
Fold in craisins.
Place dough in saran wrap and in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. Roll out cookie dough and use cookie cutter.
Place cookie dough slices on baking sheet – leave enough space in between each cookie. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
Have a wonderful weekend with the family!!