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!
(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 🙂
She loves using the whisk and got her chance when it was time to whisk the baking soda and flour together.
E tried to use the same tool to mix the butter and sugar
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!
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
The only thing about making chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler that’s a bit tricky is dropping the dough on the cookie sheet.
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.
- 2 1/4 cup flour.
- 1 tsp baking soda.
- 1 cup butter (at room temperature).
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar.
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar.
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
- 2 eggs.
- 2 cups chocolate chips and/or nuts (to taste).
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Whisk salt, flour, and baking soda together.
- In a separate bowl, mix sugar, butter, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until creamy.
- Add eggs, beat well.
- Add flour mixture a little at a time. Don't overbeat.
- Stir in chocolate chips and/or nuts.
- Place parchment paper on cookie sheet and drop heaping tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown at the edges.
- Let cool on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes.
Have you tried baking chocolate chip cookies with a preschooler? Do your kids help in the kitchen? Leave a comment below!
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