You can use them to work on letter identification or for older kids, making a special message for someone in the family whose perhaps having a birthday. It's a cinch to make altering a store bought dough and the result is not only educational but delicious.
To make the cookies simply combine a pre-made sugar cookie dough with 2 egg yolks and 1/4 cup of flour. Let your child roll it out into a nice rectangular type shape.
Using a pizza cutter, slice the dough into thin strips
Let your child roll out thin logs and help them make shapes to write their name or maybe a message for someone in their family's birthday.
Place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Make small indentations where pieces of letters meet to lay them nicely together.
Make at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes
Let cool on a rack and enjoy!