A Child's Holiday Cookie Party!
We had planned a cookie party with several of my daughter's friends, but like most plans- they fell through last minute since some kiddos got sick. So today my daughter and I had our holiday cookie adventure and it wasn't as hard as I expected it to be. She did most of the work and I was surprised at how well she did for being only (almost) 3. We used a simple organic sugar cookie mix so it wouldn't be too difficult.
Here are some pictures of our experience:
The whisk was very easy for her to use and once she got the idea of going in circles fast and she was able to scramble the eggs. Then she enjoyed pouring the melted butter into the egg and the mix was very easy for her to stir with the silicone spatula. I then had to step in and knead. Who knows what would have happened if I had allowed her to do that since she had already wanted to eat the egg. :) We then put the dough in the fridge for 4 hours and came back to it. Yes, she concentrating hard on rolling! The non-stick roller was also very easy to use when the dough was a little warmer. It was difficult for her to push down hard on the cold dough. But she got it! And she loved using the cookie cutters to make shapes. We got the Christmas tree, bell, ginger bread man and star cutters to use. That was her favorite part out of the whole process- besides eating the cookies.
Here is the kiddo using the spatula to put the sugar cookies in her tin. We then made a organic cream cheese frosting and added some Just Tomatoes Powdered Raspberries to half of the mixture. We also added some Just Tomatoes Powdered Blueberries to some of the dough and Just Tomatoes Banana Powder to the top of some of the cookies for a variety. They all turned out super yummy!
So I did all of this with a almost 3 year old. Curious Chef is recommended for ages 5+, but with your help, any child can learn how to cook. If you have smaller children and want to introduce them to cooking, have them play with the utensils with water. The measuring spoons, whisk, and measuring cups would be great to start off by simple play. Not to mention the mathematical concepts you will be teaching! I let my daughter use her rolling pin to roll play dough and try the cookie cutters so she knew what to do when it came time to actually make the cookies.
Now, she wants to help in the kitchen every time that I bake!