Baking With a Toddler

Can I be honest? Dumb question I always am. I was way more nervous about baking with Nicholas than I should have been. I thought it was going to be awful, tear filled, and stressful. It was anything but what I expected. It was quick, fun, and made some really cute memories.

I made sure to have all of the ingredients out on the table and ready to go so that we could just measure and pour. Easy peesy. I am not a chef by any means so the recipe we used is of course not mine. This is the recipe I used HERE and I’ll drop the ingredients, my tips, etc. below for easy access.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup melted butter, unsalted
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup granulated salt
1 cup brown sugar, packed light
2 medium eggs, room temperature (i personally did not wait for them to get to room temp. since this was a last minute decision to make the cookies)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips, or as much as the toddler dumbs into the bowl

1. Combine dry ingredients: in your smaller bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl and set aside.
2. Cream the butter: her directions say to use a paddle attachment, but we just used our wisk. Add in the eggs, then add the vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing until JUST combined. I’m not sure what over mixing is, but don’t do it.
3. Bake the cookies: Fold in the chocolate chips by hand. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 F. Somewhere you were supposed to refrigerate the dough so take it out of the fridge or if you didn’t don’t stress cause I definitely did not and you have to warm it back up to room temperature anyway. Shape some 2-3 tablespoon sized blobs into balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
4. Let cool. ENJOY!

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