Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Kids Baking" Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Scooping cookies.
The William-Sonoma Kids Baking is a wonderful treat full of yummy goodies for all of the special occasions in your life. This is not an everyday baking book as almost all of the recipes are sugary and fat laden. After pulling the book out for one of our favorites, Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies I noticed a recipe for soft pretzels. I am intimidated yet intrigued. Maybe someday soon we will attempt it. Until now, Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (we subbed 1/4 whole wheat)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two baking sheets with butter. In medium bowl stir together oats, flour, raisins, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar for about 3 minutes, until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on medium speed until blended. Turn off the mixer and add the flour. Mix on low speed until just mixed. Using a cookie scoop place 1 tbsp scoops of cookie dough on the greased cookie sheets spacing them 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, until puffed and golden brown around the edges.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Help gather ingredients
  2. Measure and add ingredients
  3. Stir and mix
  4. Operate the stand mixer
  5. Scoop cookies onto cookie sheets
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Help gather ingredients
  2. Assist Audrey
This is always a fun activity. Audrey is getting a lot better about mixing and scooping the cookies. I actually walked away this time to change Maurene's diaper and Audrey scooped the cookies by herself. And one quick tip: either make these for someone else or freeze half the batch as soon as you are finished. They are really good. 

She loves making cookies.

Letting sister help.

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