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Do you like to bake with your kids? I have so many memories baking with my parents and siblings growing up. We would always make cookies on Sunday evenings and I remember my father whipping up a batch of cookies in record time and us kids fighting over who got to lick the spoon and bowl. The best part, right? I could sit and eat dough all day long. Plus, nothing is cuter than a kid licking a messy spoon full of dough.
Baking and eating together as a family is one thing that is really important to me and really fun to do as well. Sometimes dinner prep is a hard time to entertain kids but including them in the process is a great way to keep those little hands busy while you’re preparing the meal. Pouring, measuring, mixing and stirring are exactly the kind of motor skills preschool kids need and love, so baking with your kids is a perfect activity (and a super yummy result!). I’m sharing one of my family’s favorite recipes today, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that Henry loves to help make and eat. They’re delicious, soft, cakey and perfect for a fall treat.
Something about September makes me want to consume a whole lot of pumpkin. Do you get excited for fall foods too? Do you have favorite fall recipes? I’d love to hear them! What kinds of things do you bake with your kids or with your parents growing up?
Keep reading for the full recipe and photo tutorial…
½ c. sugar 2 ¾ c. flour
½ c. brown sugar 2 tsp. soda
½ c. shortening 1 tsp. ginger
2 eggs 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. baking powder
1 ½ c. pumpkin 1 c. chocolate chips
Directions: Blend sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla. Add flour, salt, soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon. Add pumpkin and chocolate chips. Drop onto cookie sheet (greased if needed) by large spoonfuls. Bake at 375 for 10 min. Makes 5 dozen delicious cookies.
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>