Holiday baking with kids, Cookies with a Whisk!
The school holidays are coming!
If you have kids, you’d probably be scrambling to find things to do or holiday programmes to keep them occupied. Parents, fret not! Put your worries aside as we’ve got something in store for you! Entertain the kids with this easy holiday baking activity that will occupy them for hours!
When it comes to a good chocolate chip cookie, what are the criteria that pop into your mind? I always judge a good chocolate chip cookie on that balance between crispy outside and chewy on the inside, sweetness to dark chocolate chips. It's not difficult to create that balance as you just need the correct amount for each ingredient.
Not only is this recipe easy to replicate, you can even use this chance to make it a family activity on a weekend to bake and bond with your kids at home.
Utensils needed are incredibly friendly (mind you, no stand or hand mixer needed) as you only require a big mixing bowl and a...WHISK!!
250 g dark chocolate chips (or more 😉)
185 g all-purpose flour
115 g butter, at room temperature
100 g packed light brown sugar
100 g granulated sugar
7.5 g cornstarch
2.5 g baking soda
2.5 g salt
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
**Preheat the oven to 325ºF (162 C)
1.With a whisk, cream the butter with the brown sugar and granulated sugar together well. Beat in the egg and the vanilla essence.
2. In a separate bowl, sift the flour with the cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Slowly add this to the butter mixture and stir until blended.
3. Once well combined, you may stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop spoonful of dough (about 2 Tbsp) shape them into a ball and place them onto parchment-lined baking tray, leaving approximately 3 inches between the cookies so they can spread.
5. At this point, you may chill the scooped cookies for at least an hour, or if your kids can't wait, bake them as is. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until browned around the edges.
6. Once done, remove from oven and transfer the cookies to the cooling rack to cool slightly. Beware as the cookies are super moist and hot to touch so do make sure that your kids do not do it by hand. Instead, use our lovely palette knife to do the transferring and enjoy!
This recipe is good for about 2 dozens of cookies. You can definitely freeze the remaining shaped dough for later use. Anytime the kids feel like having cookies, simply take them out to bake at the same temperature but adding on another few minutes to the timer.
Pair the cookie with a cup of milk for a richer taste!
With the right utensils, you can basically make anything out of the ordinary.
Practicality is always what we strive for when it comes to selecting the best lifestyle favors for you and your guests.
Less or more, big or small, favors are one of the best ways to show your guests your appreciation for the time they have spent to come celebrate your big day with you. Why not taking some time to bake these cookies and give them to your guests? A thoughtful and handmade gifts are the best!
This baking recipe is a perfect one to start (and they’re super yummy, too) with your kids this school holiday. Grab a mini apron and start baking with the children now!