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You can create lots of great memories in the kitchen, plus use it as an opportunity to teach and build strong relationships.
Baking and cooking together has many benefits including:
Below are some tips to consider when cooking or baking in the kitchen with children.
Below is a simple recipe for "Work it Out Cookies" that's great for young children to try.
Have everyone wash their hands. Give each child a bowl and have available all the ingredients listed. Let each child measure 1 cup oatmeal, 1 /2 cup brown sugar, 1 /2 cup butter or margarine, 1 /2 cup of flour, and 1 /2 teaspoon of baking soda into their bowl. Encourage them to mash, knead, and squeeze using their hands until there aren't any lumps of butter. Form into small balls and put on an ungreased cookie sheet. Have each child press their cookie down with their hand or back of a spoon. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on cookie rack.
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