Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids this afternoon? Bake a batch of warm, gooey cookies.
Use this time to talk and reconnect with your children. Stirring a batch of chocolate chip dough is a excellent time to talk about what’s happening at school, how their friends are doing, what they think about Wildlife Removal, etc.. You will be surprised just how much you can learn about your kids life in this relaxed, laid back atmosphere, which brings up a great point…
Keep it relaxed and fun. So what if there is flour all over the counter and floor. It will not take you more than a few minutes to sweep up the mess after you’re done baking. Have fun together and don’t be worried about the mess. In fact, a little flour fight could be in order.
Give your kid a job or two in making the biscuits. This might be measuring ingredients, assisting you to count how many eggs you’ve added to the batter, and of course plenty of stirring help. Use an extra large bowl when you’re baking with younger kids. This will let them stir the batter without half the dough slinging out.
Cutout sugar cookies are a lot of fun for toddlers and preschoolers. You can pick up an assortment of all kinds of cookie cutter shapes in your local discount or craft store. Have them pick a few of their favorite shapes, then put them to work cutting out cookies from dough you rolled out.
Of course these cookies will require decorating. Offer your child a pastry brush to brush this glue on the baked and cooled cookies, then have them decorate with sprinkles or small candies.