My youngsters are ages 6, 4, and a couple of and I like to get within the kitchen with them and prepare dinner and bake. Chances are you’ll do not forget that once I wrote my cookbook 30 Minute Household Cookbook, my 6 12 months outdated Adalyn helped with a bunch of the recipes! I believe it is very important train youngsters primary cooking and baking expertise at a younger age in order that they’re snug cooking when they’re adults. Plus, it’s lots of enjoyable! I’ll present you ways my youngsters and I like making the Betty Crocker™ Birthday Cake Cookie Cups collectively.
Ideas for Baking with Youngsters
1. Set substances out forward of time
My primary tip for sanity for myself whereas baking within the kitchen with youngsters is to set the substances out forward of time. It makes it lots simpler so that you can not be operating across the total time, after which your toddler will not be cracking an egg on the bottom while you’re in search of sugar within the cabinet! I simply set out the entire substances on the counter collectively so once you want them within the recipe, they’re proper there.
2. Use a baking combine to make it simpler
I like utilizing baking mixes as a result of they save lots of time and vitality however are nonetheless scrumptious. I’m not an enormous baker myself and sometimes flip to mixes. When cooking with youthful youngsters, baking mixes are an incredible approach to bake with youngsters as a result of it makes it a lot simpler to bake and it saves time.
I do know that a few my youngsters solely need to assist for a couple of minutes so the Betty Crocker™ Birthday Cake Cookie Cups from Meijer are superior. They’re tremendous enjoyable to make and my youngsters suppose that they are scrumptious. We love the birthday cake, rainbow sweet and peanut butter fudge flavors. We pickup the substances for them in addition to different baking provides at Meijer. I like that I can seize a sheet pan, measuring spoons and some other baking provides I want multi function place.
These Betty Crocker Cookie Cups are so enjoyable! They characteristic a bit cookie cup and you then fill it with a chocolate filling or frosting and sprinkle with sweet or sprinkles on prime. You already know my youngsters love this! The one exhausting half is ensuring they do not eat the entire sweet earlier than it makes it onto the cookie cup!
To make these cookie cups, all you want is butter and water. When baking with my youngsters, I all the time suppose that easier is healthier so that is good. The package contains the baking cups so you do not even want to purchase them individually. First, you make and bake the cookie cups, you then fill them with the frosting or chocolate filling after which prime with sweet. These could be enjoyable to make for a celebration. (In the event you do not eat all of them first!)
3. Don’t be concerned too a lot a couple of mess
This one is type of exhausting for me as a result of I wish to maintain issues tidy whereas cooking and baking. If you carry youngsters into the kitchen, they’ll be messy. That is simply the way in which that it’s! The earlier you possibly can settle for it, the extra enjoyable you should have. I do know that when my youngsters pour substances right into a bowl, a bit goes to spill out. That’s okay! When I’m in a rush, that’s not the time I carry my youngsters into the kitchen to prepare dinner. Select to bake and prepare dinner with youngsters when you’ve a bit additional time.
4. Make it gentle and enjoyable
You need youngsters to get pleasure from cooking and baking so make it enjoyable! Be foolish! Give them a job to try this they’ll love. Allow them to pattern the substances as you go (so long as they’re suitable for eating). This helps make lasting recollections!