Cookie Snacks and recipe ideas for preschoolers through second grade.
We always have a lot of fun making cookies in my class. A fun way to let the children decorate the cookies is to give them egg whites mixed with food coloring to paint their cookies before you bake them. You could use fall colors to paint leave cookies, red for hearts and etc. We always find the roll out sugar cookie dough works the best. You can even have the kids roll out the cookies and cut them with cookie cutters beforehand.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
1 package refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
1 Jar of Grape jelly
Prepare cookies as directed on package. Cool and spread grape jelly on flat side of one cookie and top with another cookie. You can dust with powdered sugar or leave as is. My son’s pre-school teacher LOVED these and asked for them again later in the year!
Bake cookies with the children when teaching about words beginning with Cc. Use a roll of pre-made cookie dough (like Pillsbury). Give each child a large spoonful of dough to shape into a letter C on a piece of wax paper labeled with his/her name. Bake. Then, allow the children to decorate their cookies with frosting, sprinkles, raisins, coconut, and/or m&m’s. If they make two each, they can take one home in a small Ziploc baggie to eat for dessert that evening. Note-You can always bake the cookies at home the night before if you do not have access to an oven.
Bake cookies with your kiddos!!! So many different concepts can be learned through the tactile experience. Check out:
http://www.astray.com/recipes/?search=cookies for hundreds of cookie recipes. There are even no sugar and low sugar recipes for the health conscious!
This cookie recipe is a good one for children to make because it has no eggs and is mixed by hand. It makes great cookie snacks.
3 c. rolled oats
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 c. margarine, softened
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. nuts
1/2 c. coconut
1/2 c. raisins
Mix all ingredients together, adding some of the optional ingredients. Mixing with hands is acceptable!!! Roll into 1″ balls. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes. Makes approximately 5 dozen