Saturday, September 22, 2007

Cookie Monsters
I decided to make cookies tonight. It is nice and cool once again (don't worry, it's not supposed to last... it's supposed to be 97 by Wednesday... sigh...) so turning the oven on didn't make my house akin to Dante's Inferno. I really wanted to make chocolate chip cookies and use the recipe that my mom used when I was a kid. I guess I'm feeling all nostalgic or something. Whatever. Red was at a friends house so Little Bug and Baby Girl were my kitchen staff. I was surprised! The kids are good helpers! Who knew? Baby Girl scooped the dough onto the spoon and Little Bug scraped it off onto the pan. They were a great team.

Baby Girl was a little dramatic about the whole thing. She had to talk about each "cute little cookie" as she put them on the tray.
Little Bug got bored with all the talk of cuteness.

After the cookie dough was on the pan, Baby Girl helped herself to a spoonful.

Little Bug wouldn't even try the dough. He ran off and played with the hopper ball.

When it was time to refill the hot pans with dough I took over. I'm a klutz and tend to burn myself whenever I cook. I'm not sure if I have passed this genetic prowess onto my kids. I think we'll wait a few more years before we put it to the test. So, while I made the rest of the cookies, Baby Girl posed. After all, what good would a cookie session be without a few poses??

I'm ashamed to say that this is not how cookie making usually goes at our house. I usually usher everyone out of the kitchen and work solo. We had so much fun tonight that I think I'm going to have the kids help me more often! I know that my Family Fun magazine has recipes each month that are kid friendly. Do you have any recipes that are good for little fingers and hands to help with? Would you mind sharing??

11 comments:

Nancy Face said...

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! You're torturing me, I want some right now! Okay, I feel better after letting that out, haha! Those pictures are so cute and fun! Sorry I have no kid friendly recipes to share...I am uncool in the ways of the kitchen! :0

Kimberly said...

Freaking. Me. Out. I usually go solo too, but a few days ago I decided to let Emma help. She stood on a chair next to me and rolled the dough into balls and put them on the tray. Also, one of Emma's new favourite lines?

"Awwww...it's so cuuuute!"

Summer said...

I've had the boys help me bake treats since they were each about 18 months old. They've always loved to pour in the ingredients and attempt to stir everything together. I even helped them decorate their own aprons with fabric paints and stamps. I love baking with them!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Kids Helping???!? No, now that my older girls are 11 and 12, I turn them loose in the kitchen to prepare entire meals. At the very least they brown the meat or cut up fruit for me.

My little ones 4 and 6, use an EZ Bake oven and they love it.

Holly said...

How fun. I have to force myself to let my boys help. It's so much easier to do it myself, but it's so much fun for them to help me.

They look yummy...

Jean Knee said...

yes all fun and games til someone gets worms. my mom warned me and so I warned my kid: eating raw dough gives you worms

I love family cooking traditions

Tonya said...

Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!! Looks like you guys had a blast. I've started to let Blake help more here and there but I have to say that my patience needs work :o)

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hey melissa:
so cute that you let your little ones help this time. adorable pics, too, especially the eating the spoonful one :)

happy Sabbath,
kathleen :)

Yvonne said...

Looks like such great fun. I think kids just have a ball in the kitchen--sometimes the clean up is tough, but well worth it.

I haven't had little ones around for awhile, but I will look through my old kids cookbooks and let you know if I find anything.

Tracey said...

I didn't even read the post cuz I had to yell at you for scaring the #$&@$^ out of me! Hearing a growling monster on my speakers that have been turned up by an unknown child is NOT a good thing to have happen at 11:00 pm by yourself! Grrrr....

kailani said...

Could you send some of those my way? We love making cookies at our house, too. Eating the cookie batter is even better!