Simple cookies to bake with your kids
Kids love anything that involves them using their little hands, and the messier the task the more enjoyable to exercise. Therefore, a lot of patience and laughter is needed when taking on the task of baking simple cookies with your little ones. The following are some ideas that should keep both you and your child delightfully occupied.
Bear shaped cookies
Bear shaped cookies are one of the easiest to make as it only involves making three balls to depict the head and ears.
Regular cookie dough, should be kneaded and once done, get your child to make little balls, then flatten three balls, to form the shape of a bear face, place it in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. When it has cooled, allow your child to get creative with the decorations.
Peanut butter cookie cups
Peanut butter cookie cups are not only a delicious treat but they are also very easy to make. Opting for a chocolate chip cookie mix, prepare the dough and add in a cup of creamy peanut butter.
When the mixture is ready, roll it into 1 inch balls and place in muffin cups. Press a peanut butter cup candy into each muffin cup when dough has baked to a light brown and let your child watch while the candy melts into the muffin cup.
Lolly shaped cookies
Lolly shaped cookies can be made with a simple cookie mixture. Once the dough is ready, let your child make small balls. Then using a glass, press the bottom into the balls, flattening them into circular shapes. Allow your child to get creative with the decorations and then gently inset flat rounded wooden sticks into the bottom of the circles. Bake for about 15 minutes.
Learning the alphabets and making cookies can be made into one simple fun adventure. Using a regular chocolate cookie mixture, kneed it until it becomes soft but not sticky.
Then roll out the dough to a ¼-inch thickness. Using alphabet shaped cookie cutters make a game of cutting and identifying the alphabets with your child. Lay these shapes on a tray and bake for about 10 minutes.
Sparkle cookies only require the use of a simple sugar cookie mix. Once you have made the dough, your child can make small balls out of it.
Then roll the balls in different colored sugars and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake these for about 12 minutes.