Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Preschooler

We finally got around to baking something again! We always have a lot of fun when we do, but between E’s preschool, just wanting to chill sometimes, and N wanting in on EVERYTHING we do, we haven’t made the time.

We also love reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, so when we finally had the time and inspiration to do some simple baking yesterday, it wasn’t hard to decide to make chocolate chip cookies!

Baking chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler is a nice, easy project with a delicious result that everyone loves. Seriously, who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies? Even my husband who’s all about savory treats likes them!

 

Kids in the Kitchen: Kids can learn important life skills if you try baking chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler. Of course it helps that the cookies are delicious, too :)

(E was 5 years and 2 months old.)

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E couldn’t wait to get started. After carefully measuring out the ingredients, she insisted on cutting the butter into little pieces. Well, by all means 🙂

Kids in the Kitchen: Kids can learn important life skills if you try baking chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler. Of course it helps that the cookies are delicious, too :)

She loves using the whisk and got her chance when it was time to whisk the baking soda and flour together.

Kids in the Kitchen: Kids can learn important life skills if you try baking chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler. Of course it helps that the cookies are delicious, too :)

E tried to use the same tool to mix the butter and sugar

Kids in the Kitchen: Kids can learn important life skills if you try baking chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler. Of course it helps that the cookies are delicious, too :)

but quickly realized that the electric mixer was way better suited for this job – and a lot of fun, too 🙂

The best part for her? Putting in the chocolate chips!

Kids in the Kitchen: Kids can learn important life skills if you try baking chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler. Of course it helps that the cookies are delicious, too :)

When we put parchment paper on the cookie sheet, she noticed that there were chocolate chip cookies on the package and wondered out loud how they knew we were making them <3

Kids in the Kitchen: Kids can learn important life skills if you try baking chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler. Of course it helps that the cookies are delicious, too :)

The only thing about making chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler that’s a bit tricky is dropping the dough on the cookie sheet.

Kids in the Kitchen: Kids can learn important life skills if you try baking chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler. Of course it helps that the cookies are delicious, too :)

We ended up just making 6 cookies and put the rest of the dough into the fridge to try homemade slice-and-bake cookies tomorrow.

Kids in the Kitchen: Kids can learn important life skills if you try baking chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler. Of course it helps that the cookies are delicious, too :)

 

 

Have you tried baking chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler? Do your kids help in the kitchen? Leave a comment below!

 

Need More Ideas for Cooking and Baking with Kids? Check Out These:

 

Edible Science Experiments for Kids | The Natural Homeschool
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  1. Kristina @ School Time Snippets says:

    We love the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie! Such a wonderful activity spending time and learning together!