What is my go-to recipe when I am short on time but want to make cookies?
I use this simple 3 ingredient cookie recipe that is so easy you might not even believe it works.
The recipe is simple!
1 cup Sugar
1 Cup Peanut Butter (smooth or crunchy)
Optional: sugar for dipping
1 teaspoon vanilla
Now for the fun part! I love cooking with my children. I love creating the memory of working together. I love teaching them life skills while showering them with love. Cooking with family just brings on the warm fuzzies every time. In order to keep the warm fuzzies from turning into frustrations, we switch who takes which turn, limiting arguments.
Step 1: Put All Ingredients in a Bowl
1 cup Sugar
1 cup peanut butter
One thing I like to do is provide the kids with a smaller measuring cup than the recipe requires. This way they have to work with fractions to figure out how many times they need to use the measuring tool.
Of course their favorite part is cracking the egg. For this, we always use a separate bowl in case they crack the shell. Then we can simply try again.
Step Two: Mix and Roll into Balls
Having two boys, the discussion quickly turned into one about dung: cow dung, bear dung, human dung,rabbit dung, dung of all shapes and sizes.
The conclusion was that this resembled horse dung.
Step Three: Dip the Balls in Sugar (optional)
What kid would not want extra sugar?
Step Four: Place on Cookie Sheet
This is a great time to add in counting skills. My boys love to count how many we fit on the tray.
Step Five: Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes
(at least that is what all the recipes said… I had to cook them another 5-10 minutes to get them to not be mush)
One of my favorite things about cooking with kids is watching their excitement as they watch their creation turn into something tangible.
They feel proud. They made something.
And it was good!
And just to keep it real…
I thought I’d try to incorporate this into our Grinch Day and add green food coloring. They became crumbly and then burned.
Want More Ideas for Cooking With Kids?
What is your favorite go-to cookie recipe when you are short on time? I would love to hear! Add them to the comments below so other readers can use them, pin them, and enjoy them with their family too!