Most kids love cooking in the kitchen, especially when there are cookies involved! Besides feasting on yummy treats, they learn valuable skills and practice math and reading without even realizing it. Most importantly, you will make precious memories with every recipe you put together.
Here are several recipes and tips for baking with children.
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Before baking with your children or allowing them to bake without you, they should understand these basic kitchen rules. Feel free to add or detract from the list, but be sure to go over it with them. Post it on the refrigerator as a reminder.
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Baking cookies is where I started my baking experience. This recipe is so good because it can accommodate any level baker. The youngest children can just decorate the unbaked or baked cookies. Older elementary school-aged kids can roll-out and cut the dough. Middle schoolers on up can handle the entire recipe.
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Blueberry Muffins is almost everyone's favorite muffin. All muffins and quick breads are fairly easy to make and can be made by an older child. The biggest tips I would have to offer is to be careful using the oven and don't over mix the batter.
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I just think it's much easier to start baking cakes by beginning with a cake mix. There is less apprehension. Use this list to help them "jazz-up" a normal mix.
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Older children can make this stove-top confection. Just remind them that the fudge can get really hot. Be extra careful pouring it into a pan to harden.
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If you've got someone old enough to begin using the stove, pancakes are a great way to start.
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Basic Biscuit Recipe
Basic Biscuits recipes are also a great way to satisfy the baking needs and experiences of several age groups. The young ones can cut out the biscuits. The older elementary school age ones can put them on the baking sheets. The older bakers can make the entire recipe and be in charge of the oven.
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