There is no greater joy than spending a Sunday afternoon baking with the kids to:
keep the little imps occupied to minimise the damage they could do in tearing the house down
mesmerise them with the magic of butter, eggs, flour and licking up the resulting cookie dough
fill the house with the aroma of freshly-baked cookies
It’s always a messy affair when kids help with baking, but it’s a mess that I have come to expect and accept because there is no greater reward than seeing the glisters in their eyes when they get to be a part of the entire baking operation.
This chocolate chip cookie recipe is really easy to make and all done in no more than half an hour. For the fun factor, I let the kids choose some of the ingredients which they would like to include in their cookies and with some help, I let them blop the dough away on the baking tray. I think their choice of adding in honey cornflakes was a good call on their part.
Squirt added more of his personalised ingredients into some of those blobs by licking them before placing them on the tray.It happened before I could stop him in time and it’s the one extra ingredient I would not recommend you add if you intend to give them away to the neighbours. Otherwise, they make for some great afternoon snacks.