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??