Let's get cooking!
Apr. 9, 2013 3:56 pm
Updated: Apr. 10, 2013 7:57 am
It's spring time in the Rockies! The last few days the temps have been in the 60*s. Just lovely! Last night it started snowing. We got the phone call that school was cancelled. What do you do when it snows? Bake cookies, of course. So this afternoon,
I got my 8th grade daughter in the kitchen and had her make some chocolate chip cookies:
She did most of the prep and I got out the measuring cups, spoons, bulk items from the pantry & fridge. And I did the recipe reading and gave directions as needed for how to measure. Although I did take a turn once at the stirring, she did well.
When it came to dropping the dough on the pan, I handed her the tablespoon sized cookie scoop. The first 2 cookies looked great, so I left the room for a minute. When I came back and looked at the pan, I noticed that the cookie size (dough) had increased
from the original size to about 1/4 cup each! Then on the second pan she started making smaller scoops to try to fill up the pan. We made 1/2 the recipe. So the pan with smaller cookies was done in 9 minutes, and the pan with big cookies was done in 12
minutes. And the big cookies had spread so much that most of them were joined, and we had a big rectangle cookie pizza.
I told her that next time we might just bake it in the pizza pan. She just smiled and said "okay."
I realize that I should have had her in the kitchen a couple years ago, as when I was her age, I was totally comfortable with making cookies from scratch. But, we will lots spend time in the kitchen over the summer. I think she's going to be a fine cook.