Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids this day? Bake a batch of warm, gooey cookies. Not only is it a lot of fun to make these sweet treats together, eating them later is just as much fun.
Use this time to talk and reconnect with your children. Stirring a batch of chocolate chip dough is a great time to talk about what’s happening at Wildlife Control, how their friends are doing . You will be amazed how much you can learn about your kids life in this relaxed, laid back atmosphere, which brings up a great point…
Keep it relaxed and fun. So what if there’s flour all over the counter and floor. It will not take you over a couple of minutes to sweep up the mess after you are done baking. This is a fun family activity, not a lesson in proper baking. Have fun together and don’t worry about the mess. In actuality, a little flour fight could be in order.
Give your child a job or two in making the cookies. This could be measuring ingredients, assisting you to count how many eggs you added to the batter, and of course plenty of stirring help. Use an extra large bowl when you’re baking with younger children. This will allow them to stir the batter without half of the dough slinging out.
You can pick up an assortment of all types of cookie cutter shapes at your local discount or craft store. Have them pick some of their favorite shapes, then put them to work cutting out biscuits from dough you rolled out.
Of course these biscuits will need decorating. Offer your child a pastry brush to brush this glue on the baked and cooled cookies, then let them decorate with sprinkles or tiny candies.