Snickerdoodles: fun to say, easy to bake and yummy to eat! It’s near the top on the list of favorites in our house, both the baking and the eating of them.
Through the years, I’ve found working along side my kids in the kitchen is a great way for them to learn culinary skills, but also a way of building relationship and family bonds.
When you have ‘helpers’ at your side it may take a bit longer to get the pans in the oven or supper on the table, but it’s worth it! Time spent working and learning in the kitchen means they will likely be ready to fend for themselves when they are out on their own. All my adult children are great cooks and the youngers are getting there too!
Baking cookies is something we begin early in our household. It’s something even little hands can help with, plus it reinforces math skills and could even open up a passion for a future career. You never know!
Use this easy recipe to whip up a batch of deliciousness and fun in your kitchen with your kids! #CookUpFun #PersonalCreations
Snickerdoodle Cookies (from Apron Strings & other things)
In a medium mixing bowl combine:
- 3 3/4 c. flour (I use 1 3/4 c. whole wheat flour and 2 c. all purpose flour)
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
In a separate large mixing bowl combine together:
- 1/2 c. butter (room temperature)
- 1/2 c. shortening
Add and beat until fluffy:
- 2 c. sugar (I use evaporated cane juice, you can use white or raw sugar)
- 2 eggs
Add and mix well:
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
Add dry ingredients, a little at a time. Mix well.
Form balls using a spoon or cookie scoop. Roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture:
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Place on cookie sheet:
- lined with parchment paper (or lightly greased)
- leaving space between balls of dough
- Bake in 375 degree oven 8 min. for smaller cookies, 10-12 min. for larger cookies.
Let cool 5 to 10 minutes then move to a cooling rack. Watch the cinnamony-crinkly-goodness appear!
. . . and of course, the Chef (or in this case the Sous Chef) earns the Right of First Taste. Yum! #CookUpFun
When was the last time your kids helped in the kitchen? What are their favorite recipes?
Disclosure: The Nested Mixing Bowls (perfect for our cookie baking!) and matching, personalized aprons worn by my daughter and myself while baking were graciously provided by Personal Creations. We’ve added several of their personalized ornaments to our Christmas collection over the years, but I had no idea until recently how many fantastic personalized items they offer!