Baking Fun Tips!
‘Tis the season to teach your kids how to bake cookies from scratch! Kick off the holidays by reading our creative tips. Then roll up your sleeves and get baking! Whether they make kitchen gifts for teachers or cook up sweets for a family party, they’ll have fun mixing cookie batter and learning their way around the kitchen. Share these cookie baking tips with your kids.
Stock up on baking supplies
Look at your cookie recipes from the Winter Wonderland Cookie kit and other favorites. Then stock up on the ingredients, such as butter, sugar, flour, and confectioners’ sugar for frosting. Now you’ll have all the cookie baking basics in the cupboard and on hand next time the baking urge strikes.
Add to your cookie cutter collection
Gather all your cookie baking tools, such as cookie sheets, dry and liquid measuring cups, mixing spoons, and potholders. If you need an extra cookie sheet, stop by a kitchen supply store to pick one up. Let the kids pick out a few new cookie cutters while you’re there.
Review cookie baking basics with the kids
Start with ingredients that are at room temperature, measure carefully (check out our fun video below for tips on the difference between measuring liquid and dry goods). Remind the kids to stay in the kitchen when their cookies bake — and check them a few minutes before the timer goes off.
Share homemade cookies as gifts!
Encourage your kids to share their home-baked goodies. Wrap them up in plastic or waxed paper and add a personalized gift tag. There’s nothing sweeter than a gift made with love!
Before your kids get baking, share this video on how to measure properly. Once they get the hang of it, they’ll be busy as elves making holiday cookies in the kitchen! Here’s the video transcript: Kitchen Skills Measure up! Did you know there is a difference between liquid and dry measuring cups? With liquid ingredients, use a clear measuring cup, then read the measure from eye level. For dry ingredients, fill your measuring cup, then use this side of a butter knife to level it off. Perfect!
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