My kids have grown quite a bit since I made this video!
I have great memories growing up being in the kitchen with my mom. I love to share that time with my kids as well. Being a former Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, I know the importance of teaching your kids to know their way around the kitchen. There are many skills that can be learned from cooking, such as reading, math skills, science principles, and so much more. Spending time with your kids is the best part, but there are also educational opportunities if you look for them.
Russian Tea Cookies
In a mixing bowl, cream together ¾ cup shortening, ¼ cup brown sugar and ½ cup granulated sugar
Add 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and ¼ tsp almond extract and mix
Sift in 1 ¾ cup flour, ½ tsp salt, and ½ tsp baking powder and mix
Add ½ cup chopped pecans and mix again
Roll a small amount of dough into a ball and place a chocolate kiss in the middle. Form the dough around the kiss and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 9-12 min in a 350 degree oven
Let cool completely, then roll in powdered sugar
S’mores Cookie Bars
Cream ½ cup of softened butter and ¾ cup granulated sugar
Add 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla extract and mix
Sift in 1 1/3 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder, and ¼ tsp salt and mix
Crush a package of graham crackers into crumbs and add ¾ cup to the bowl and mix
Take ½ of the dough and flatten into the bottom of a greased 8×8 baking dish
Break apart 4 Hershey chocolate bars and place over the dough
Place a layer of marshmallows over the chocolate
Spread out some of the remaining graham cracker crumbs and roll out the remainder of the dough. Carefully place it on top of the marshmallows.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 mins or until lightly brown. Let cool and cut into bars.
Sugar Cookie Pizza
Bake refrigerated sugar cookie dough according to the package instructions (or make your own)
Mix together 1 package of softened cream cheese and 1 container of marshmallow cream and spread over your cookies like frosting
Dice up a variety of fruits (bananas, blueberries, kiwi, strawberries, mandarin oranges, etc.) and decorate your cookie pizzas with them