If you're kids are home and you don’t want them bouncing off of the walls, having them cook with you in the kitchen can be a great distraction. It gives them a chance to learn about flavors and techniques and how to follow directions — and the best part of it is that they get to eat the finished product. When you're cooking with your kids, it’s best to start off with small recipes, like simple sandwiches, cupcakes, or…cookies.
Chocolate chip cookies are everybody's favorite, and there are so many variations for you to try with your kids. Choose from white, dark, or milk chocolate chips, and add in extracts or nuts or even Nutella; you can even make a Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie that your kids can decorate. Make a cookie decorating station with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, nuts, powder sugar, and sprinkles. Let your kids go crazy and when they finish you’ll have a delicious masterpiece to enjoy. Or keep it simple and delicious with classic chocolate chip cookies. Your kids will love helping out — and may just end up wanting to be in the kitchen with you all the time.
Here are some of our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes to get you started:
Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies
This delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for bittersweet chocolate, but you can also use semisweet, milk, or white chocolate — whatever the young ones desire.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Classic chocolate chip cookies are perfect for any gathering. If you need an extra hand, your kids will probably be glad to help in the process. The faster the cookies get done, the sooner you and your family get to eat them.