Today we woke up to a totally gray day. Our house felt cold. When I looked on the alarmclock that also registers the temperature it told me 17 C. With no central heating to fix that we had to think of something else. Our mission to warm up our house and eventhough I had told myself that this blog would not be about food or snacks for toddlers, the best way I could think of incorporating craft with the oven was baking cookies. This suggestion was met with joy.
First we made the dough together;
Ellen was allowed to spoon the flour in a bowl to measure the weight. And then the brown sugar, which was interesting to see. None of it went straight into her mouth, but everything (which luckily wasn’t a lot) trhat did not make it in to the bowl got picked up with a wet finger. I kneeded the dough and let it rest.
While the dough was resting Ellen had to find all her playdough cookie cutters, which we gave a thorough wash.
All that was left was cutting the shapes. This happened without much instruction and with the neccesary testing of the dough by both girls. Then we stuck the tray in the pre-heated oven 175C for 12 minutes (recipe said 10-15 min.) Not only did we have yummy cookies, but we also had a lovely smelling warm kitchen.
P.S. When my husband came home Ellen told her father: “I have made 3 cookies for you dad, but you are only allowed 1.”