My kids and I love to bake together. We all enjoy seeing how things mix together to make something new and yummy and-well, let’s face it- licking the beaters and the spatulas are a really important job! My kids measure and pour and mix and watch and taste. There are so many lessons to be learned in the kitchen! It’s a great “classroom” for teenagers, school-aged kids, preschoolers, toddlers and babies, alike. The hardest part about letting my kids help me in the kitchen is that the messes are sure to be three times more and the spills reach even farther. But, it’s all worth it in the end. My kids learn how important they are to me, that they can help get meals ready for us and they learn the skills that I want them to have as young people. And, hey… then they can also learn the valuable lesson of cleaning up!
Some of our favourite (well, most of them actually) cooking times are when we make cookies. We love baking cookies and all kinds of them. Often, I will double the batch and then ball them and freeze them ready-to-go. That way, if I need cookies for something, I already have a bag in the freezer that I just need to bake and… voila! Fresh cookies!
We like to add a little variety to our baking regime, too. The kids love to help get creative – whether it’s adding in new ingredients, new flavours of chocolate chips or simply… popsicle sticks!
A cookie on a stick, or a popsicookie (as we call them). Why not? It makes it just that much more fun and how yummy and pretty could you make it with a little icing to decorate?!
Here is the recipe for the delicious treats that you see here.
Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.