9 Super Easy Cookie Recipes for Kids to Make
Kids Make Homemade Cookies
As parents and grandparents we are always trying to think up memory making occasions with the kids, and what better way to do that than making cookies? Kids love to eat cookies and, when kids make cookies, they really like eating them.
When making cookies, kids not only learn the process of mixing the cookie dough, they also learn about careful measuring. Baking cookies is both fun and educational. I searched the web to find cookie recipes that the kids could make, with a minimum of help from a parent or grandparent. Or, even if the parent or grandparent had to be completely involved, the process of making and baking the cookies would be enjoyable for them.
Find the recipe for making the cookies shown above by going to the Betty Crocker site.
1. Snickerdoodle Sandwiches
And these are really special snickerdoodle cookies because two of them hold a tasty filling to make a sandwich. Find the recipe for making these sandwich cookies at Better Homes & Gardens.
2. Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Easy, quick and foolproof. Now, that's a perfect recipe for making cookies with kids. Consider that using a cake mix, to make the cookie dough, will keep the activity length down to about their attention span. This simple, tasty recipe can be found on the sally’sbakingaddiction site.
3. Thumbprint Cookies
You'll soon find out which jelly is the kids' favorite when they start filling the thumbprints in these cookies. You'll find the recipe for making these cookies at grandparents.com.
4. Pretzel Buttons
Although these pretzel buttons are a great Christmas cookie, think about using pink M&M's for Valentine's Day, and appropriate colored candies for other holidays and occasions. A nice, easy cookie that the kids will have a great time making. The recipe is found at Sweet Annas.
5. Cookie Pizza
Can you think of any kids who would be willing to help make cookie pizza? Go to Better Homes & Gardens for the recipe and then begin making memories with the little ones.
6. Dipped Pretzel Rods
Pretzels are usually a snack that mothers don't mind letting the kids eat all they want. Maybe there should be a limit to how many of these dipped pretzels are eaten at one sitting, but they still aren't extremely sweet. Go to the kitchen is my Playground to find the recipe.
7. Easy Chocolate Cookies
The main ingredient for making these cookies is a box of chocolate cake mix, so you know you'll have some cookies made quick and easy. The recipe for these easy chocolate cookies is found on the circle of moms site.
8. Peanut Butter and Banana Drops
Imagine how great the house will smell with the aroma of these cookies in the air. Better Homes & Gardens has the recipe for these cookies on their site. These cookies use a package of refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough to make them super easy to make.
9. Rainbow Cake Mix Cookies
Unless you would add a flavoring when making these cookies, I guess it doesn't matter what color they are they will all taste the same, because they start with a white cake mix. Of course they could be frosted with different flavored frosting also. Find the recipe to make these cake mix cookies at THE 36th Avenue.
Grandkids Making Cookies at my House
Getting a work table ready
The following pictures and recipe shows my grandchildren, Ella and Devin, making cookies at my house.To prepare for making cookies, we moved an end table from the living room and covered it with a dish towel. Then we tied dish towels, I didn't have aprons for them, to keep the cookie dough off their clothes. I gathered the ingredients together and measured them for the grandkids, and then let them do the dumping and mixing. The following is their experience in pictures.
Cookie Ingredients - Measured and ready
This is the recipe used, but instead of chocolate chips, M & Ms were used.
- 2/3 cup soft shortening
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teas. vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teas. soda
- 1/2 teas. salt
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- 1 6 -oz. pkg. choc. chips
- Thoroughly mix the shortening, sugars, egg and vanilla. Add the flour, soda and salt. Stir in the chopped nuts and chocolate chips.Drop by spoonsful on an ungreased cookie sheet, about two inches apart.Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until light brown. Cookies should be soft.
Have Clean Hands - before cooking
Add sugar to the softened shortening.
Next add an egg.
Add the teaspoon of vanilla.
Start with some of the flour.
Add more flour and stir with two hands.
Put spoonsful of dough on the cookie sheet.
Put an M & M on top of the cookie.
First pan ready for the oven.
Put the cookies on a rack to cool.
One sheet of cookies done, and one in the oven.
On a plate and ready to serve.
Cookie break with Grandpa.
Beverage of choice? Got Milk!!
Cookies perfect for dunking.
Do you remember the first time you made cookies?
Package the remaining cookies to take home to Mom and Dad.
© 2012 Loraine Brummer