Teaching my Daughters to Bake

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Everybody loves a great chocolate chip cookie and nothing is better than a homemade one. Today I decided to teach our cherry blossoms how to bake chocolate chip cookies. These two girls love to bake and cook so they were over the moon when I told them we were baking chocolate chip cookies. Not only is this a fun mother-daughter activity, it’s also a great time for me to teach them some basics about baking. I remember my mom always telling me that anyone can cook and bake- as long as you can read and follow directions. Although these two can read beginner books, I took the job as recipe reader and they were the listeners and direction followers. They helped me measure (math skills), sift, and mix the ingredients. Their favorite part of all of this was licking the spoon!!

Lately my favorite recipe is from Kim Royce’s Good to the Grain Cooking with Whole-Grain Flours. Any one who knows me wouldn’t be surprised to know that these cookies are made with whole wheat flour. Any chance I get to find a healthier alternative I go for it. I know what you’re thinking- these cookies must taste like cardboard. Any one who knows me also knows that I love food and treats that taste delicious. These cookies are just as buttery and chocolatey as you’d expect from homemade chocolate chip cookies. They have just the right amount of soft cookie and cookie crumb. Trust me. These cookies are amazing. My entire family loves them. Most importantly, my girls and I had a blast! You can get the recipe here.

What do you like to bake or cook with your kids? Please share, I’d love to know.

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8 thoughts on “Teaching my Daughters to Bake

    1. They had a blast. Isn’t it nice having such great memories baking with Mom? My mom, sisters, and I spent a couple of days baking Christmas cookies every year. We must have made about 10 different varieties every year. I love sharing that tradition with my girls. Thanks for sharing Jamie!