In the Kitchen with Chef Lysi

Quarantine Homemade Cooking

In the Kitchen with Chef Lysi

Elysia Casillas, Yearbook Editor

BUCKEYE- While in class during online school, I often multitask in the kitchen. I fix myself and my family’s homemade meals like pizza, pancakes, and alfredo pasta. The recipe I will be sharing first is a simple sugar cookie recipe.


The items you need will be,

1 large bowl and 1 small bowl

a handheld mixer

teaspoon, tablespoon, 3/4 cup, 1/2 cup & 1 cup

wire rack for cooling

The ingredients that you will need be,


1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups of white sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl stir flour, baking soda, and baking powder and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream – to mix butter and sugar together – together with the butter and sugar till smooth. Beat in one egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Gather some dough and roll into a ball and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes in the oven or until golden brown. Let them cool on the wire rack for two minutes before serving.

Tips & Tricks:

When you roll the cookie dough, it should be the size of a golf ball or sit nicely in the palm of your hand.

When you first pull the cookies out of the oven,

let me sit on the sheet for a minute to finish cooking then move to the wire rack.

You can make ice cream sandwiches with this recipe as well!

Just add a scoop of your choice of ice cream in between two cookies to have the perfect sweet treat!

2 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour

As a special treat for Valentine’s day, why not use a cookie cutter in the shape of a heart or simply use a knife to shape the dough!

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