How often do your kids help in the kitchen? It was always loved including my kids in kitchen projects. The kitchen is my happy place – and that’s something I want to share with them!
Kitchen skills are learned skills – from how to mix things properly to how to measure – it’s never to early to introduce kids to them!
The kids in the kitchen series is all about fun recipes that are doable for kids. When they’re involved and excited about a recipe, they’re more likely to partake in the end result.
And really, what is more fun for kids than cookie dough? If you love cookie dough, you’ll love this version that you can eat by the spoonful!
Is cookie dough safe to eat?
This edible version features no egg, and the flour is microwaved before being added. Raw egg and raw flour are both salmonella risks, so this recipe offers a safe alternative. As part of making this, I talked the kids through why this cookie dough was different than the normal one and reinforced that they can’t swipe out of the bowl next time I’m baking!
How can kids help?
This recipe is a perfect one for kids to tackle – they can do so much of it themselves! It’s a pretty forgiving recipe, so some measuring mistakes will be okay.
- Measure ingredients and add to the bowl
- Help mix
- Make decisions on what mix-ins to include
Adults will need to:
- Help turn the mixer on and off
- Microwave the flour
Older kids may be able to help with some of the “adult” tasks – as long as they’re careful!
Want more recipes for kids?
If you’re looking for more recipes that are easy for kids to help with, make sure you look through the other recipes in our Kids in the Kitchen series.
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 3 Tbsp. milk
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Any other mix-ins you would like: crushed Oreos, sprinkles, peanut butter chips, etc.
- Add the flour to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 60 seconds. Remove from the microwave, stir, and set aside.
- Add the butter and sugars to a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat until light and fluffy.
- Add the milk and vanilla and beat to combine.
- Add in the salt and flour and beat until well combined and it looks like cookie dough.
- With a spoon, stir in the chocolate chips and any additional mix-ins you'd like.
- Enjoy immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.