OK. Yes. Maybe it was cheating a little bit to start with ready-bake cookies but they like them. No really… They do. The kids love these cookies!
So these were what we started with.
So we bought the cookies. We came home and we decided to get baking!
Before this experience the kids have asked questions about cooking, they’ve stirred things, they’ve watched and they’ve shopped with me of course. But never before have they had such an active roll in the entire process.
This time, they took an active part in everything. From purchase to serving.
If you’ve ever made these cookies before, you know they have a top and a bottom and if you get it wrong… your picture is not so pretty. So we started with that. I picked one up and showed them the difference. Then we talked about how important it is to put space between each cookie.
It’s amazing the things you have to think about when you’re teaching someone to cook. Little things that you take for granted can have huge ramifications.
My daughter wanted to put the cookies into the oven but she got distracted so she missed out on that & I’m not quite ready to let her take them out yet so I offered that job to my son but he didn’t want it. They’re both still a bit hesitant about the stove when it’s hot and that’s good but… It makes the process much slower when they won’t go near a hot stove.
The spatula wielding was up to me as well. As much as I want them to learn, I wanted cookies… not crumbs and this brand can really crumble if you don’t get them just right. So they watched me scoop the cookies from stone to plate.
All in all, a huge success if I do say so myself.
No picture of the final product. Sorry. I’ll get one next time, before they’re inhaled.
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