I like to engage my daughter in all sorts of real life activities. We do our portion of learning and TV watching during the day. We also often do something together in the kitchen.
Few months ago I was looking for a cooking project that would be suitable for her age group. And we also had a friend coming over with her daughter. So what could be better than baking cookies?
– 1 cup of softened butter
– 1 cup of sugar
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda/baking powder
– 1 large egg or 2 small ones
– 1 cup of flour, but ultimately enough flour to make solid but soft dough ( you can add as you go)
Cream butter and sugar. Add the egg/s. In another bowl mix the dry ingredients together and then add them to creamy mix. Make a soft dough that you are able to roll. Use cookie shape cutters to make your cookies or simply take small pieces, roll them into balls and slightly press. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake till turn slightly brown. Cool for 30 secs and remove from the sheet. Enjoy your cookies!
– Rolling the dough or cutting shapes helps with fine motor skills development
– It is a joyful way to create and bond
– Discipline: your child learns how to work patiently and obey the instructions
Hope you have fun! Thank you for reading my blog!